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If you relocate to another state, the child support order will be transferred to that state for enforcement purposes. The new state, Florida in this case, would then move forward on collection efforts. That could include the suspension of any licenses; driver's license, hunting licenses, etcetera. Florida could also enter an income deduction order as to any employers and, if necessary, even incarcerate you over the arrears.
I don't mean to discourage you from moving, just do so realizing that the child support order will likely not be far behind.
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My apologies for the misunderstanding. However, it does not significantly change my answer, the state can still move forward on collecting under the court order. To answer your question, yes, states are still incarcerating people over the non-payment of court orders.
Having said that, based on your information, such a remedy seems unlikely. If you are paying such a large portion of your income to the former spouse, then you should be fine. One caveat to this would be if you were intentionally keeping you income low to avoid paying. For example, if you used to make $200,000 a year but voluntarily reduced your income level to $20,000 per year, then the judge might incarcerate you to "encourage" you to seek employment commensurate with your abilities.
Yes, it is possible to attach property to satisfy the judgment. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "how much the 55% amounts to". The fact is there is a judgment in place and you need to satisfy the judgment. If the government is taking 55% of your income to satisfy the judgment and your income decreases for reasons beyond your control, the amount deducted would likely have a corresponding decrease.
I'm not sure what you are asking with....
Is it 7 or 9 and what happens if I haven't completed payment at that time?
Wouldn't that question be answered by the language of the order?