Legal Question in Family Law in Florida

Does Florida charge interest on child support arrears? If so, under what statute?

FL DOR got a child support order for us in 2009 and has been in enforcement ever since for $20,000 in arrears. Thought FL law that said interest is charged on child support arrears at rate determined by controller. Nothing on the order to say interest would be charged.

FL DOR saying interest is not charged on the judgement, and if I find something I need to send it to them.

Do I have to go back to court to get this corrected?

Asked on 8/01/12, 12:10 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Jennifer Jacobs Law Offices of Jennifer A. Jacobs, LLC

Yes. Florida Statute 61.14(6)(d) states that any delinquent support shall be charged interest at a rate determined in accordance with Florida Statute 55.03. In 2009 that interest rate was 8%, in 2010 and 2011 it was 6% and this year it is 4.75%.

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Answered on 8/04/12, 2:35 pm

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