1. Yes, you still have a strong contempt case. Regardless of the 3 years of nonpayment, the Order requires him to pay his share. He did not pay. So, you have a strong contempt case.
2. The State of Florida will disburse the money to you. Even if he were to "overpay" the State will still disburse the money to you. So, the money you have received is the money that he has sent to the State.
He likely had deducted the 220 from next months support payment, so he still owes the 220. The State of Florida would have disbursed it to you, if he had paid. The State of Florida will not hold on to it and give him a "credit" on next months bill, they will disburse whatever they recieve to you.
3. You can try to contact the State if you wish. However, as stated before, the State will not hold onto additional funds. They will disburse it to you.
Also, if he argues that the medical bill was paid, then he is short on child support. If he argues his child support is paid, then he is short on the medical bill. Either way, he is not in compliance with the Court Order.
One tip for the hearing, is that each County in the State of Florida has a local "Depository". They keep the child support records.
The Depository is located in the Courthouse (at least every County I have practiced in).
They will give you a print-out that shows every payment he has made and the date which he made it.
Thank you for your answer. So he basically told the state deduct the 220 and either way you look at it. He is contempt whether on the child support or medical bills and thanks for that tip. I will be sure to get it. Thank you so very much, put my mind at easy. I will see how march shakes out before making a move
The State of Florida (Tallahassee) only acts as a transfer for the support. They take the $5 fee (and No, he does not get credit for this fee)
Yes, either way he is not inc compliance so you do have a very strong case and likelihood of success.
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