Child Support Income Deduction Form

by Stephanie from Spring Hill, Florida, Hernando County

My ex was court ordered to pay child support in our divorce, to date, he has all but stopped paying support.

I would like to get this deducted directly from his pay check.

When I spoke with the clerks office, they indicated I could go online to get the form and told me to search for a "Generic Motion for Child Support - Income Deduction Order"

When I search this form, I can only find the IDO, this is for modification in the amount of child support, not the way it is paid. IS there some other form I am supposed to complete?

Answer to Florida Child Support Question

Dear Stephanie,

The form you are searching for is Florida Supreme Court approved form 12.996(a) Income Deduction Order.

It is available online at the Supreme Court's website,

Look the form over thoroughly, the instructions seem a bit confusing at first, but make more sense after you've looked over the entire form.

When you file this, you should also include a print out of his payment history which you can request from the clerk of the court.

Or you can print out the last five payments of his payment history yourself by going online to and following the links, until you get to your account history page.

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