Child support In Florida; penalties for failure to pay

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. In this guide, we will address the most common questions and concerns related to alimony in Florida, helping you navigate the complex terrain of this important aspect of divorce law.

For those of you that are in the midst of a “custody” battle one of the key items that drives both parties is the issue of child support. Child Support is so often a point of contention between parties and it really shouldn’t be; however, often is one of the greatest divides. The Florida Courts have decided that both parents of a child have a legal duty/obligation to provide for the needs or their child or children. The duty of support is strictly enforced. Failure to pay child support can authorize a Florida Court to suspend your driver’s license, suspend any professional licenses you may have, garnish your wages, potentially issue a warrant for your arrest and even incarcerate you. Florida Judges have broad discretion to ensure that child support gets paid.

Additionally, the Internal Revenue Service, in concert, with the Florida Department of Revenue can intercept your tax return if you have unpaid child support. The penalties for failing to pay child support can be severe. If you are in a bind and need assistance in resolving a child support issue the attorneys at Schwam-Wilcox & Associates are here to help.

For more information on child support issues please contact the law firm of Schwam-Wilcox & Associates.

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