Child Support Enforcement in Florida
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Child Support Payments Established By A Court Order Signed by A Judge
In Florida, a Florida judge can issue an Order legally requiring a parent to pay a certain amount of money on a periodic basis in financial support of their child. These court orders are known as Child Support Orders.
Florida Statute 61.30 provides the various sources of income that can be included in a child support order calculation (for example, salary, wages, bonuses, commissions, tips, retirement payments, social security payments, rental income).
Florida Statute 61.30 also gives a standardized schedule for how much child support payments must be each month, as shown below (click on the image to see the full schedule online):
Child Support Payments Established by Financial Facts
Child support may be set according to financial information provided by one parent to the other parent in the form of a financial affidavit. The Financial Affidavit is not the only source of financial information that may be used to establish the amount of child support; other sources of financial information include:
Child support payments often are not paid pursuant to the Child Support Order, for a wide variety of reasons. This non-payment often results in additional legal steps being taken to enforce the Child Support Order.
Enforcing Child Support Orders in Florida
Child Support Orders can be enforced from a simple letter reminding the parent of past due and owing child support with a request that the child support be made current, to taking various actions to obtain the past due child support payments such as:
Other actions that can be taken against a non-paying parent in violation of a Florida Child Support Order include:
Florida Child Support Enforcement Lawyer
If you are a parent with a valid Florida Child Support Order that has not been honored and you are facing past due and owing child support from your child's other parent, then a Florida Child Support Enforcement Lawyer can help you recover the past due Child Support as well as insure that future Child Support payments are timely paid.
Additionally, a Florida Child Support Enforcement attorney can help parents with the following Child Support issues:
Please feel free to contact our offices for a free legal consultation (with courtesy review of your Florida Child Support Order).
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