How Can I Get the Florida Department of Revenue Child Support to Release Hold on Tax Refund Offset for Child Support?

There is a Federal Tax Refund Offset Program that collects child support payments that are past their due date from the tax refunds of the non-custodial parent. Since its expansion in 1984, the Federal Tax Refund Offset Program works with public assistance cases and non-assistance cases. This solution is mandatory for the cases that meet […]

Do Both Parties Have to Attend a Judge Hearing When Doing a Simplified Divorce?

Florida Statutes govern many aspects of divorce proceedings, and must be followed, even in uncontested matters. In simplified divorces, the Statutes require both parties to be present in court. This differs from other divorces (that are not labeled “simplified”), which do not require all parties to attend the final hearing. One of the reasons for […]

What Does “Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Act” Mean on Child Support Court Records?

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act was created to provide information to courts in matters concerning children to determine if the court has appropriate jurisdiction in the case. In any Florida family law case (including issues of dissolution of marriage, paternity, guardianship, custody, child support, separate maintenance, visitation, timesharing, dependency, and child neglect) […]