& The Department of Revenue's Failure to Collect Past Due Child Supportby Andreka Byers 6/18/10
The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) Child Support Enforcement is only capable of enforcing its laws and guidelines for collecting from non-custodial parents who stay on-the-grid. As a norm, once a deadbeat, non-custodial parasite perfects the art of living off others, working under the table, and possessing nothing of value in their own name – the system has no recourse for such off-the-grid artists.
FACT #1: The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) Child Support Enforcement is a statewide failure.
FACT #2: The Florida Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) is ineffective.
FACT #3: My child's father is a deadbeat.
FACT #4: The Florida child support system is flawed.
Glitches in the system can allow one deadbeat, serial baby maker to owe an excess of 6 digits in back pay. Garnishment (wages, tax returns, unemployment benefits, or workers' compensation benefits) is out of the question if there's nothing to garnish. And frankly, the threat of garnishment, property lien, license suspensions, or damage to credit bureau reports are moot points to someone who would rather not work than take care of his/her responsibilities. The Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act of 1998 makes it a felony to flee