Child Support & Income Deduction Order
by Cindy from Clearwater, Florida, Pinellas County
Final settlement reached in mediation stating neither parent owes child support as of the date signed.
However money is continuing to be deducted through income deduction order.
Can my employer stop this based in the signed agreement?
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
If the money deducted from your paycheck is for ongoing child support payments and not for payments in arrears then your answer is yes.
However, if you owe back child support and those are the amounts being deducted, then, no.
If the support payments deducted, are, in fact, for ongoing support that you do not owe -- send a copy of the judge signed court order to your employer and to the Florida Department of Revenue, along with a cover letter requesting that the garnishment be stopped immediately.
A settlement agreement reached in mediation is not a court order until that agreement is forwarded to the judge and he signs it.Notice:
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