Can I file a contempt if child support is not paid?

Asked over 1 year ago - Cape Coral, FL

Judgement went into effect on December 15th 2012 and the first payment should have been made by the respondent. It is now February 1st and no payments have been made verified by calling Tallahassee where all payments must be made through.

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  1. Daniel A. Bachert

    Contributor Level 14

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    Answered . Yes, if the required payment has not been made by the date required a contempt action can and should be filed.

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  2. Brent Allan Rose

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    Answered . Sure, you can file a motion for contempt (and maybe you should). You can find the form online at www.flcourts.org.

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  3. Joseph William Lehn

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . You can file a Motion for Contempt if you have not received child support payments. Depending on the terms of the agreement are, you may be able to request the non paying party to pay your attorney fees due to the contempt.

  4. Andrea Rosser-Pate

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . If paid through Income Deduction Order, on occasion it can take this long to receive your payment. He is, however, accruing an arrearage. Also, you need to see the Judge for Contempt powers to be applied.

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