Stopping IDO for Child Support Post Adoption
by Andy from Clearwater, Florida, Pinellas County
I have recently signed my rights away for step parent adoption. The hearing is over and the final judgement of adoption was signed by the judge on the same day of the hearing. How do stop my Income Deduction Order?
My employer needs more than the Final judgement. I they need something showing I owe nothing. How do I go about this, what is the necessary form.
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
My suggestion is to go to the clerk of court and request a child support payment history.
Ask the clerk if they can certify the print-out (to verify its validity); or at least ask the clerk to date stamp it.
The Florida Department of Revenue also has a form on their site to Request a Child Support Review.
This form's purpose is to request a change in child support based on “substantial change”.
If neither of those methods work, you can petition the court to stop your child support. If you owe back child support, incurred prior to the adoption, then those payments are due and payable, unless your Final Order specifies otherwise.
Actually, I believe your employer does have the power and ability to end your IDO based on the Final Judgment you already gave to them.
However, my guess is that your employer is being cautious because employers can incur fines themselves for failing to deduct child support from an employee's check.
If your employer is requiring a court order, you may have no other recourse but to file a petition in court. See below for the Request to Terminate Child Support forms packet.Notice:
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