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Enforcing Your Florida Child Support Order

For many divorced or separated Floridians, collecting child support can be a difficult task. Fortunately, Florida law does contain several different methods of child support enforcement for parents who are owed receive child support, as well as serious repercussions for those parents who fail to comply with their support orders. The state of Florida is dedicated to ensuring that children receive the financial support from their parents to which they are entitled. Don’t allow your child’s other parent to shirk his or her financial responsibilities for your child.

The Florida Department of Revenue and Your Child Support Order

Parents typically make child support payments through the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), which is a state government agency. The DOR also helps establish and enforce child support orders when needed. Some of the tools that the DOR can use to enforce child support orders include:

  • Driver’s license suspensions;
  • Credit agency reporting;
  • Passport denial;
  • Federal income tax intercepts;
  • Business, professional, or recreational license suspensions;
  • Personal property liens; and
  • Wage garnishment.

In extreme cases, the DOR also can bring legal action against parents who fail to pay their child support obligations as ordered. A parent who is subject to enforcement proceedings in court may even be incarcerated for failure to comply with his or her child support order.

How Your Florida Child Support Attorney Can Help

With the help of an experienced Fort Lauderdale child support lawyer, you can work toward collecting the child support payments that your child’s other parent owes you. At Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC, we have knowledge of all of the child support enforcement mechanisms that we can use in your case, as well as the best strategy for collecting child support in your individual case. Each child support case is different, and what may work for enforcement in one case may not work in another case. Fortunately, there are many different options available to you under Florida law in terms of child support enforcement, both administrative and legal. Some of these methods are punitive in nature, whereas others are simply designed to coerce a parent into paying support as ordered. Allow us to evaluate your situation and help you determine what path is best for you and your child.

Call Your South Florida Divorce Attorney for an Appointment Today

Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC, has the knowledge, skills, and experience that is necessary to represent your financial interests in your divorce or paternity proceedings. No matter what the case may be, we know how to proceed in your case so as to give you the best chance possible to collect the support that is owed to child. We have represented countless clients in South Florida child support proceedings, and we know what it takes to get a fair and just resolution in these types of cases. To schedule a meeting with an experienced Florida child support lawyer, please call our office at 954-800-2362 or fill out our online form located here.