I have a petition for mod CS in process now and the ex has filed a motion for contempt and enforcement. I have contested the delinquency of child support and stopped any action by the county clerks office, FL dept of revenue and child support enforcement from suspending my license, garnishing wages and recording a judgment. Ex alleges I am delinquent on support, have no insurance on minor children. The ex did not pay childcare services so I have been paying OCPS directly. She gets childcare credit on FA worksheet. The order stated I am to provide health insurance so long as "reasonably available". Health insurance increased 60% since order, health insurance cancelled so that they would qualify for medicaid. They were approved. Should I explain any of this in an answer
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
It is a Judgment call. You are not legally required to, and DOR will most likely not even bother to read it, but the HO or Judge may appreciate a 'road-map' of the defenses in advance. Make sure you are on sturdy legal grounds before putting anything in writing, however, because if you lose, DOR will come after you for fees and sanctions and will get both.
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Family Law Attorney
Frankly, I don't think DOR will read anything you file. The office is just so busy. It would probably just be a waste of time. You can always state that other grounds will be argued ore tenus.
Legal disclaimer: Ms. Braaten's answer to your question does not establish an attorney client relationship, but rather is meant to share knowledge with the general public. For specific advise on your case, you need to consult one on one with an family law attorney.