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What is the role of the state in child support enforcement?

Did you know that you can seek help from the state for collecting your child support? Florida officials maintain a variety of resources for those who need assistance with various structural elements of child support. Instead of continuing to worry about your financial status, why not rely on the state to help you recover the funds you need to pay the bills?

What does the state's child support system offer? Florida authorities work diligently with parents who are owed child support. The state can help locate parents that are not paying child support - and they can also find assets that may be useful in paying for those everyday expenses. In addition to simply finding non-paying parents, the state monitors compliance with child support orders, taking action to obtain the money for the custodial parent. Other services include overseeing child support modification and other related orders.

Which agencies work together to help me obtain child support? The state generally cooperates with the family, other state agencies, and federal authorities to help facilitate child support retrieval and payments. These agencies are dedicated to helping educate the public about the child support system, empowering parents to make the right choices for their family's future.

What if I need help navigating the child support system? State and local regulations can be difficult to understand. Both paying and receiving parents can sometimes use a hand in court to make sure their rights are observed and protected. A team of qualified attorneys can help you learn more about your legal rights as a participant in the child support system. We educate our clients about their responsibilities and pursue the best possible outcome in your child support case.

Source: Florida Department of Revenue, "Apply for Child Support Services," accessed April 21, 2017

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