Child Support Wage Garnishment
by Michael from Mesa, Arizona
My ex owes me for a few months child support. I live in Arizona, she lives in Florida, where our case was settled in mediation.
I would like to have her support payments sent to me by the state since she always gets behind in payments and medical expenses.
How can I do this from Arizona?
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
You must first obtain a court order modifying the current child support to be paid to the State of Florida Disbursement Unit.
If the court order allows payments directly to a parent or legal custodian, either parent or the legal custodian may file a Supplemental Petition to Modify Child Support, Form 12.905(b)
, to require future payments through the Disbursement Unit.
Once you have your support order modified, you can file an Income Deduction Order
with the Clerk of Court instructing her employer to garnish her wages.
The Florida Child Support Distribution Unit will then forward you the child support payments when they are collected.
Alternatively, you can file for Motion for Civil Contempt and Enforcement, Form 12.960
and ask that payments be collected through the State of Florida Disbursement Unit. What is an Income Deduction Order?
An Income Deduction Order or IDO is a Court Order instructing a payor's employer to withhold the child support payment (wage garnishment) from the payor's income and forward it to the State Disbursement Unit.Notice:
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