Administrative child support law in Florida

Florida Statute 409.2563 permits the Department of Revenue to establish child support orders when there are no material disputes of fact and paternity has been established. An administrative child support order is a legally enforceable child support order issued by the Florida Department of Revenue. The administrative child support orders may include provisions for monetary child support, retroactive child support, health care, and other elements of support pursuant to Chapter 61; however, it does not address other issues relating to dissolution of marriage, separation, alimony or spousal support, termination of parental rights, dependency, disputed paternity, except for the determination of paternity, or award of or change of time-sharing. A person who receives notification or service of an administrative child support proceeding should speak with an attorney immediately to discuss their legal rights and responsibilities. We cannot stress enough that deadlines in administrative proceedings are important and failing to respond can have major financial consequences. These support orders are not modifiable and very difficult to supersede. Schwam-Wilcox & Associates has handled multiple administrative child support proceedings and will be able to assist in all aspects of the administrative proceedings. ​

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