A grandmother in Florida wants answers for why child support for her son's daughter was withheld from her wages. The woman received a court order in July 2013 saying that she was responsible for child support when her son was 17, but deductions from her paycheck continued after her son turned 18. There is no statute requiring child support from the grandparent of a child, and the woman wants her money back and wishes to know why she was charged.
The 41-year-old Avon Park woman had to pay $1,690 in 2013 and $1,964 in 2014 for her son's daughter. She also paid retroactive child support from when her granddaughter was born in December 2012. A Department of Revenue staff member told the woman and a community advocate that there was no legal paperwork about the withholdings from her paycheck and that the deductions would be stopped immediately.