CHILD SUPPORT, VISITATION AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
The State of Florida, Department of Revenue (Child Support Enforcement), gets involved in a child support case when one party fails to make child support payments and the other parent uses some government benefit for the minor child. A lot of times, this is in paternity cases besides post-divorce cases. What most people don’t know is that the Department of Revenue (DOR) will not deal with matters of custody or visitation in the case. You must pursue your interests in a different court action. If you are seeking a change of custody or timeshare (visitation), that should be resolved first. Then we can go to the DOR court action to work out the element of child support.