When a Florida court issues a child support order, it serves as a legally binding and enforceable order in the event that the parent who has been ordered to pay fails to make their payments. The Florida Department of Revenue has several methods through which these orders can be enforced in the event of a default.
After a child support payment becomes delinquent, the DOR will first mail a late payment notice to the parent. If the parent still does not submit payment and have regular employment, a garnishment order can be issued to his or her employer ordering it to withhold the support amount and submit it directly to the state for the benefit of the custodial parent. Additionally, Florida may suspend driver's licenses and professional licenses for nonpayment of child support. In order to get these licenses back, the delinquent parent will have to arrange to pay the back-owed child support amount.