- The Depository needs a copy of all court orders that require payments to be made through the Court or the State of Florida Disbursement Unit, including contempt orders and modifications.
Pursuant to Administrative Order CM-84-6:
(4)(g) Where payment of support or alimony is ordered through the Depository true copies of the following orders and forms shall be completed and immediately forwarded to the Child Support Depository:
- The Final Judgment or Order (original or modified) for payment of support or alimony;
- Memorandum to Clerk;
- The Income Deduction Order.
A Memorandum to Clerk must be filed with each order and copy to the Depository. The forms must be complete with all information required by statute, plus additional information needed by the Depository to properly maintain the records.
Florida Statute 61.181 (3)(a) requirements include:
- The obligor's name, address, social security number, place of employment, and any other sources of income.
- The obligee's name, address, and social security number.
- The amount of support due as provided in the court order.
- The schedule of payment as provided in the court order.
Memorandum to Clerk also must include children's names and dates of birth, information for personal checks and other data as shown in sample Memorandum to Clerk.
- The Clerk's fees are 4% of the total payment amount with a $5.25 maximum and a $0.25 minimum. When the order does not address the fees, they are subtracted from the payment amount and the obligee is then paying the fee. If the obligor is ordered to pay the fee and does not, the payment amount will be shorted by the amount of the fee thereby creating an arrearage. It is important that the fees be calculated correctly. When in doubt, please call the Depository.
The Depository does not initiate income deduction orders (IDOs). It is the responsibility of the attorney or the client to send the IDO to the employer along with a copy of the Notice to Payor (the original is to be filed in the Clerk's Office, Civil Division). A new Notice to Payor is to be filed each time the obligor changes employment.
Income deduction orders (IDOs) must match the order of support. For example, if the order of support is monthly and the IDO is weekly, the calculations must be the same. Sample formulas follow.
The child support system accepts payments in the following frequencies: weekly, biweekly (every two weeks), monthly and semimonthly (twice monthly).