Child Support

Child Support Enforcement

Every child has the right to the support of both parents until the age of 18.  That's the law in Florida (some states do vary).  Florida now has greater enforcement power to make sure every child receives that support.

When one parent or guardian has custody of a child and the other parent does not provide financial support, the Child Support Enforcement Program with the State Attorney's Office (SAO) can help.


  • Locating missing parents for child support purposes
  • Determining paternity when needed
  • Establishing medical and financial support orders
  • Enforcing support orders
  • Modifying support orders

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Below you will find some basic information to help educate you. For additional tips and terms link here to go to our Child Support Enforcement FAQ section.


For further information on Child Support services, including how to apply for services, how paternity and support orders are established and enforces, how to make or receive payments or for more information on the Child Support Enforcement Program, Click Here.


Our Customer Service unit is available to assist you by phone. For cases in Miami- Dade County, please call 305-530-2600.