Answer Florida Petition to Modify Custody and Visitation
by Anonymous from Florida
Answer Florida Petition to Modify Custody and Visitation:
Not paying court ordered amount, $500 and pays $30 monthly, but suing for visitation rights.
He is really behind in child support and wants visitation rights.
Child support office says there is procedures they have to follow.
What should be next move besides answering the summons?
Answer to Florida Child Custody Question
Enforcing even court ordered child support in Florida can be time consuming and frustrating.
The one and only telephone number that is given out for custodial parents to call to have their child support enforced, is nothing but a call center.
Many times custodial parents must locate the noncustodial parent for enforcement purposes, even though this is the purpose of the office of child support enforcement.
By and large, the Department of Revenue does an abysmal job of collecting child support payments.
In political speeches the rights and protection of children rank way up there with Mom and apple pie -- but in real life, it just ain't so.
The following link asks readers to share their own Florida child support enforcement horror stories
. And there are many.
As far as your question -- yes by all means answer your ex's petition for visitation. Child support and visitation are separate issues. But, you can also request that child support enforcement file a Motion for Contempt of Court against your ex for failing to pay the full amount of child support.
You can also request that child support enforcement put an Income Deduction Order (IDO) in place so that his wages may be garnished.
In theory, the IDO will follow him, even if he quits his job to avoid garnishment.
Then you can ask child support enforcement to put in place a capture of his Federal income tax refund, so that you get it his refund instead of him.Notice:
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