Clearwater, FL asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida

Q: What does case status of consent judgement mean in a Child support case in which I'm the receiving Parent

I've received a letter from the Clerk of Courts over a month ago stating arrears are paid in full. Therefore the case is closed with the Dept. if Revenue. I've looked up the case order online the case status is consent judgement not closed!

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Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
Vanessa Vasquez de Lara
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  • Miami, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: There isn't enough information here to explain what you may have seen on the docket.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
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  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: A "Consent Judgment" means exactly that: The Court has entered a judgment that has been consented to by all the parties.

So it sounds to me like you probably agreed to pay all the back child support you owed in return for DOR dismissing their administrative case.

Destardes Moore
Destardes Moore
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  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It is possible that the clerks have not gotten around to closing the case. You can check the docket in a couple of weeks to see if they have marked the case as closed. If they have not, call the clerk’s office and inform them that you received a letter advising that the arrears have been paid in full and inquire about the status of the case as shown on the docket. They will advise if anything else is required prior to them closing out the case. Good Luck!

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