Child Support Problems in the State of Florida

05 Mar

Today, the Tampa Tribune reported that the there are problems with delays in child support payments for many recipients in the State ofFlorida.  This problem is affecting both those who are waiting for the payments, usually the mother, and those making the payments, usually the father.  For example, a father may have made $1000 payments in child support within the last month or so. The mother, however, may have received only $25.00 from the State. This harms both parties because the father in this situation looks like a deadbeat dad and the mother will experience difficulty paying her bills.  The Tampa Tribune story reads as follows:

Bonnie Step hadn’t received a child-support payment for months.

But she wasn’t angry at her ex-husband over the $2,300 she was owed. Instead, she blamed the state ofFlorida, which is collecting $684 from him every month.

The Florida Department of Revenue has heard similar complaints from others since the child-support disbursement unit began revamping its computer system, which keeps track of more than $1 billion in payments and payouts.

Department officials say the complaints represent less than 1 percent of the child-support cases it handles. But that means little to those who aren’t getting their payments even though ex-spouses are holding up their ends of the court-ordered agreements.

(Story Continued Here)

For answers to your child support or family law questions, please call Rich Bradford at (813) 413-2402.


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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Uncategorized


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6 responses to “Child Support Problems in the State of Florida

  1. ransae

    March 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Reblogged this on Ransae's Blog.

  2. Sharon Moms Madhouse (@crazykids6)

    March 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Oh man…did we have similar problems in Arizona for a long time…the horror stories I could tell you.

    What is the matter with these people?


  3. geoffrey tegjeu

    March 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Something is wrong with the system, time for change

  4. Catherine White

    March 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Australia had similar issues, however some reform has gone a long way to correct the issue. That said, we have a long way to go. For instance, a failure to pay child support is not deemed to be worthy of incarceration.

  5. Vicki

    March 7, 2012 at 2:30 am

    That`s terrible! Really have to spread this around…make some noise!

  6. hairboutiquehairtalk

    March 7, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Tragic, especially for families that really need the support. It’s great that you are taking up this fight.


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