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Child Support Publications

General information brochure - Explains child support services and how to get them.

English | Spanish

Establishing paternity brochure - Explains how paternity is established.

English | Spanish

Administrative establishment of paternity process - Explains the steps in the administrative paternity process.

Genetic testing brochure - Explains how genetic testing works and how results are handled.

Administrative support process - Explains the steps in the administrative process.

Judicial support order process - Explains the steps in the judicial process.

Compliance actions - Explains the variety of actions we may take to get parents to pay child support.

Child support payments - Explains what the State Disbursement Unit is and how to make child support payments.

Community Resources

Benefits after Incarceration: What You Need to Know - The Social Security Administration's website provides helpful links to services parents can use to successfully transition into the community after being in prison.

Federal Child Support Enforcement Handbook - Explains child support services.

Federal Hispanic Child Support Resource Center - Contains electronic child support education materials in both English and Spanish.

Domestic Violence Resources

Domestic Violence and Child Support — Explains domestic violence, how it relates to child support and contains safety ideas for court proceedings.

The Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice, published a series of brochures for crime victims. Topics are assault, child abuse, domestic violence, impaired driving, homicide, robbery, sexual violence, stalking, and What Adults Need to Know about Child Abuse.

Information for Veterans

Unemployed veterans can get employment information from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Department of Labor.

Veterans who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are eligible for VA health care for five years. The Veterans Health Benefits Handbook has more information.

Resources for Other Agencies

Electronic presentation for incarcerated parents – Explains the child support process specifically for incarcerated parents. The Florida Department of Corrections produced a full version video that includes multiple state agency presentations for incarcerated parents. Call the Florida Department of Corrections at 850-717-3181 for video details. Visit the Florida Department of Corrections for information about re-entry programs in the state.

IRS tax training - Tax information and training to help individuals recently released from incarceration with their taxes. The IRS offers a free video and guide to help organizations facilitate training. Brochures are also available.