Florida Income Deduction Orders

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Amended Florida Family Law Form 12.996(a) clears up confusion about existing federal and Florida income deduction orders (IDOs) and notices.

Use the amended form in both Title IV-D and non-Title IV-D cases. The new form (updated as of October 2021) is available here (pdf) or here (rtf).

For income deduction for child support, the federal government, under sections 466(a)(1), (a)(8) and 466 (b)(6)(A)(ii) of the Social Security Act, requires that states use an Income Withholding Order (IWO) for the deduction of child support. In Florida child support cases, attach the federal Income Withholding for Support Form (IWO) as a notice to Form 12.996(a) IDO.

The Florida Income Deduction Order, Florida Family Law Form 12.996(a) includes options for all forms of alimony and child support that may be deducted.

For more blog posts on developments in Florida collaborative family law, read more at www.sampsoncollaborativelaw.com/blog.

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