Q: Q: In Florida, by law can the magistrate to make me pay arrears by forcing me to use my credit cards ?
My Ex has filed a motion for contempt and enforcement of failure to pay child support. Last summer I moved from Miami to Orlando when I found a job. Last summer I was placed under income garnishment by the magistrate, and have been garnished (65% of my income)since my move to Orlando, Fl until August 2016 till I became unemployed. The petitioner claims I have two jobs (which I don't) and I am able to afford my bills but not pay the full amount of child support ordered. I live off of less than 20% of my pay which I receive after garnishment. My annual income has been $15,000 (my child support is around $700 a month for my 2 daughters) a year for the past 4 years I am below poverty level, no car, living under my brother's roof since my separation and divorce in 2012. Last two years of my marriage I was a stay at home dad. Since then I have been sued, harassed, intimidated, belittle and violated. Its Nov 7th I just got a job cannot afford to travel for hearing on 18th.
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