THIS CHILD IS MINE—FLORIDA PATERNITY MATTERS (Part 1)
WHAT DO YOU DO IF a process server hands you a Notice of Proceeding to Establish Administrative Support Order.
First, and this goes without saying, do not delay in taking action. It is vital to understand how Florida law is relevant to your paternal rights and obligations. The Notice of Proceeding to Establish Administrative Support is prepared by the Florida Department of Revenue and is an attempt to have you pay child support. Beware of this administrative proceeding. The administrative tribunal does not have the jurisdiction to award you visitation/custody/time-sharing and other important parental rights. This tribunal can simply determine paternity and order you to pay support, meaning you could be left in a position where you have financial obligations, but no rights as it relates to visitation or custody.