Florida Child Support

Florida Department of Revenue

“We provide child support services to close to one million children and collect over a billion dollars in child support each year.

The Child Support Program’s purpose is to help children get the financial support they need when it is not received from one or both parents. To accomplish this, we work directly with the families we serve and partner with state and federal agencies and private companies to carry out critical steps in the child support process.

The Florida Department of Revenue provides child support services in all but two Florida counties. We partner with the State Attorney’s Office for services in Miami-Dade County and the Manatee County Clerk of Court for services in Manatee County.” — FL DOR

Overview

Florida child support is a process whereby a parent who does not have primary custody of their child provides financial support to the other parent. The amount of child support ordered by the court is based on many factors, including each parent’s income, the needs of the child, and the parenting arrangement.

If you are a non-custodial parent living in Florida, it is important to know your rights and responsibilities when it comes to child support. This includes understanding how child support is calculated in Florida, as well as what you can do if you are unable to make your payments.

The Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Program is a good place to start. This program can help you with everything from calculating your child support payments to making payments online.

Child support is a important issue for many families in Florida. If you are a non-custodial parent, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities when it comes to child support. With the right information, you can ensure that your child receives the financial support they need and deserve.

Child support services in Florida include:

  • Providing a safe, nurturing environment for children to grow and thrive
  • Helping families become economically stable and self-sufficient
  • Ensuring that children have health insurance and access to medical care
  • Collecting and distributing child support payments
  • Working with employers to help non-custodial parents find and keep jobs
  • Offering parenting classes and education programs

State of Florida Notice

Update for custodial and non-custodial parents using the State to process child support payments

“Effective immediately the State of Florida Disbursement Unit (FLSDU) has advised that all private payments from obligors will no longer be processed. Payments received from employers/obligors will be accepted on Department of Revenue cases. Only payments paid by the employer will be accepted on Non Department of Revenue cases. Non employer related payments can be made in person at our cashier window Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 4:00pm, by mailing a money order or cashier’s check to Central Depository. A processing fee will be charged for paying online.”

Florida DOR

Child Support Enforcement, Department of Revenue
PO Box 8030
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-7016
Office: (850) 717-7000
Fax: (850) 921-0792
Customer Service: (800) 622-5437

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