Enforcing Dade County Child Support Orders
In Florida, child support enforcement is accomplished initially through the entry of an Income Deduction Order. An Income Deduction Order ("IDO") is an order of court that is sent to the employer of a person who owes support requiring that the employer deduct the amount owed for support from the employee's wages and send it directly to the court's central depositor who will in turn forward the payments to the person entitled to receive them. If a spouse or parent who owes support fails to pay their support obligation through an Income Deduction Order or through direct payments, that parent or spouse can be found in contempt of court.
If the Family Court finds the respondent in a support action in contempt of court, the Miami-Dade County Family Court's child support enforcement techniques may include jailing a dead-beat parent for non-support, placing a lien against their assets including real estate, automobiles or other property, suspending their Florida driver's license, intercepting any IRS tax refunds or moneys deposited into any bank accounts or imposing other penalties as allowed by the Florida child support enforcement laws.
Contact our Miami-Dade County Child Support Enforcement Attorneys
Our South Florida child support enforcement lawyers are experienced in fighting for the rights of minor children to receive the support payments they deserve. In situations that warrant it, our Miami support lawyers are also experienced in modifying Florida support orders that are no longer appropriate.
Our Miami child support enforcement lawyers accept family law cases in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Monroe County. Our Miami, Florida child support law office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and weekends and evenings by appointment.
Consultations are available in person at our downtown Miami law office and at several meeting locations throughout Dade and Broward Counties including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Galiano Street in Coral Gables, West Country Club Drive in Aventura, Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood and in the Homestead area. Appointments are also available by telephone and via Skype internet video chat.