Child Support Enforcement in Bartow, FL
Failure to Pay Support & Filing Motions for Contempt
The failure to pay child support in Florida can have serious consequences.
If the motion for contempt is granted, the Department of Revenue can:
- Suspend your driver's license;
- Levy your bank accounts;
- Seize your tax returns; or
- Report you to a credit bureau.
In our state, a motion for contempt may come in two different ways. If
the support payments are made directly to one parent to the other, the
custodial parent may choose to file a private action in an effort to enforce
the order. On the other hand, if the payments are made through the court,
the Florida Department of Revenue may be the one who chooses to file a
motion. If you have moved to Florida after the finalization of your divorce,
you may have the order registered in Florida so it can be enforced here.
If you are delinquent in paying child support…
it is important to note that being unlawfully denied access to your children
by the custodial parent does NOT lawfully allow you to abstain from making
the court ordered child support payments. An unlawful denial of access
to your children should be handled appropriately by filing a visitation
If significant unforeseen circumstances exist that make it difficult to
make the court ordered child support payments, rather than simply stop
making child support payments, the lawful way to handle this situation
is to file for a child support modification hearing. Resolving child support
issues should always be conducted through the proper legal channels. If
you have child support issues, it is important to know what your legal
rights and options are to ensure your child support issues are handled properly.
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Lakeland, and throughout Polk County. I am committed to protecting the
legal rights of each and every client, while striving to always provide
the highest standard of legal representation. I ensure that my clients
are fully aware of their legal rights as they apply to their family law
situation, ensure my clients are made aware of all options available to
them and aggressively represent, protect, and defend their rights with
the dignity and respect they deserve.
If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding child support
enforcement, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the
legal advice and representation of an experienced Bartow child support
attorney. Advocate Law Firm, P.A. is here to aggressively fight for you
in an effort to help you achieve your legal needs and goals.
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