As the Florida population ages, residents may wonder if child support due from a non-custodial parent can be collected from Social Security payments. The answer depends on what kind of Social Security the other parent is collecting.
The state of Florida has a number of ways to enforce the payment of child support from a parent. If the parent doesn't pay the required amount, the state could garnish the parent's wages, seize any bank accounts, suspend the parent's drivers license or even put the parent in jail. However, things could become more difficult if the parent in question lives in another state. There are jurisdictional issues which must be worked out before implementing any discipline or collections.