Child Support Hearing Officer
Administrative Secretary: Ruie Trumm
Fax: (352) 401-6783
A Child Support Hearing Officer is a judicial officer appointed to serve the people of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Florida. The officer has limited jurisdiction to addresses cases where parties seek to establish, enforce, or modify of child support obligations pursuant to Title IV-D. Generally, the Department of Revenue is involved in all Title IV-D cases. The authority of the Hearing Officer stems from Rule 12.491, Fla. Fam. L.R.P. and Administrative Order A-2017-4. The Child Support Hearing Officer is a member of the Florida Bar. The Child Support Hearing Officer has the power to schedule hearings, administer oaths, require the production of documents, and conduct hearings for the purpose of taking evidence. All proceedings before the hearing officer are recorded electronically. The hearing officer evaluates the evidence presented at the hearing and forwards a recommended order to the judge assigned to the case for signature. Any party affected by the order entered may move to vacate the order by filing a motion to vacate within 10 days from the date of entry.