Q: I was under court order to pay $50 per week for child support back in the 1980’s. The child’s mother then moved to FL under the same child support order. I was then notified that she filed for child support in FL and that I was under obligation to pay another child support. I tried to explain that she was already receiving child support from me in NY. So they proceeded to tax me for child support again. Is this legal to pay twice for the same case, if not can I filed to get that money back retroactive?
A: It is “legal” to the degree a court ordered it, and the order was not successfully appealed. What should have happened is that the 1st order was vacated pursuant to a termination petition that you would’ve filed at the time the FL order was entered. If that wasn’t done, then both orders were valid. For more, schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Support attorney.