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Child Support FAQ

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Child Support Page

General information: (561) 355-6511

State of Florida Child Support Disbursement Unit automated system for individual case information: 1-877-769-0251

  • Child Support - 1. Definitions

    • What is a Time-Sharing Schedule?

    • What is Child Support?

    • What is a Parenting Plan?

    • Who is the non-custodial parent (also referred to as a non-residential parent, respondent or obligor)?

    • Who is the custodial parent (also referred to as primary residential parent, petitioner or obligee)?

    • What is the Florida State Disbursement Unit (SDU)?

    • What is an Income Deduction Order (IDO)?

  • Child Support - 2. Legal Information/Case Records

    • How do I get help when I am not receiving Court Ordered Support?

    • How can I access these records?

  • Child Support - 3. Payments

    • How can I set up direct deposit for the payments I am receiving?

    • How are support payments changed?

    • How can I find out when the last payment was made?

    • How do I pay my Child Support?

    • How can I get credit for payments made directly to my spouse?

    • Can the support payment amount be increased or reduced?

    • Do I have to pay a fee in addition to the Court Ordered child support and/or alimony payments?

  • Child Support - 4. Delinquent/Stopping Payments

    • What is the age of majority (emancipation) for the state of Florida?

    • What happens if I receive a Delinquency Notice and I do not think I am behind on my payments?

    • What happens if I do nothing after I am mailed a Notice of Delinquency?

    • How do I stop support when my child turns 18 or graduates from high school?

  • Child Support - 5. Fees

    • What is the Clerk Depository fee?

    • Do I have to pay a Clerk Depository fee with each payment?

    • How much is the Clerk depository fee?

  • Child Support - 6. Name or Address Change

    • How do I change my address?

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