Terminating your child support obligation can seem like a lengthy battle with time spend wading through paperwork or taking a number at the Courthouse. If you are a male and have come to learn through newly discovered evidence that you are not the biological father of the child you are ordered to pay child support for, you can petition the court to terminate your child support obligation. The Florida Statutes states a list of factors that are necessary to remove the non-biological father from his child support obligation to disestablish paternity.
To have your child support obligation terminated in Jacksonville, you must prove the following:
Here is the link to the State of Florida Family Law Site regarding disestablishment of paternity if you’d like to read the full text: 742.18 Florida Statutes
For additional information on the disestablishment of paternity or termination of child support or any other related family law matter please call the Jacksonville Divorce Law Office of James T. Keenan for courteous and professional advice. Our initial consultation is free and we strive to serve our community with over 22 years of family law experience.