An Income Deduction Order is the standard protocol when a court enters an alimony or child support order. Florida Statute 61.1301(1)(a) states that when a court enters an order establishing, enforcing, or modifying alimony or child support, the court SHALL enter a separate order for income deduction. However, if both parties agree and request not to have an Income Deduction Order and the court finds that it is in the best interests of the child(ren) not to have one, then the Court will not enter an Income Deduction Order.
Make sure the Judge knows that you want an income deduction order. It is in the best interests of the child to be receiving support. IDO's are a reliable method of helping insure payments are made. Judges usually will ask if an IDO is needed.
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