Child Support

The Child Support Enforcement Division, in cooperation with the State of Florida Disbursement Unit (SDU), acts as the central depository for receiving, recording, reporting, monitoring, and disbursing alimony and child support payments, per Florida Statutes, Section 61.181.

Automated Child Support Payment information may be obtained by contacting the State of Florida Disbursement Unit in Tallahassee at (877) 769-0251. Clients must have their nine-digit case number and Social Security Number ready. This will give the amount that was disbursed and the date of disbursement. If the Social Security Number of the absent parent is used, information regarding the balance due is available as well.

The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) division assists custodial parents (whether married, separated, divorced, or unmarried) with the location of non-custodial parents. The CSE division assists with the establishment of paternity and/or a child support order, and enforcement of child support obligations even if the non-custodial parent resides in another state other than Florida or lives in a foreign country.

To contact the Child Support Enforcement in Tallahassee, Florida; please call toll-free (800) 622-5437.

Self-help Packets

These self-help packets are for people who wish to represent themselves in civil proceedings. These packets are available for purchase in the Civil Division of the Courthouse or from Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure.

When you connect with the Florida Laws site, choose "Self-Help Center" from the list on the left-hand side of the screen. Then choose "Family Law Forms."