Child Support Hearing Officer
Raul Rojas
Administrative Secretary: Ruie Trumm
(352) 401-6797
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.

General Information

All information website links contained in these materials is up to date at the time they were posted. The website links change from time to time. Please inform our office if any of the links contained herein are broken. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.  Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.  This website contains links to other third-party websites.  Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser. The documents below may not contain all documents that may be required in a specific action pursuant to local or state rules. Additional required materials may be found in the Supreme Court family law forms and Clerk of Court, Family Civil website forms.

Support Payments and Information

Available Resources for Unrepresented Litigants

Felon Friendly Employers List and Resources

Forms

All information contained in the forms is up to date at the time they were posted. The Supreme Court updates family law forms regularly. Visit their website to ensure use of the most up to date form. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.  Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.  This website contains links to other third-party websites.  Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser. The documents below may not contain all documents that may be required in a specific action pursuant to local or state rules. Additional required materials may be found in the Supreme Court family law forms and Clerk of Court, Family Civil website forms.

Financial Affidavit – Short Form

Affidavit of Unpaid Support – Affidavit of Direct Payments

Petition to Enforce

Petition to Supersede- Marion County

Affidavit of Non-Compliance

Motion to correct child support account

Motion to suspend/terminate child support

Motion to contest child support delinquency in Administrative Case- Marion County

Motion to contest child support delinquency- Marion County

Motion to Contest Driver’s License Suspension- Marion County 

Motion To Contest Driver’s License Suspension in Administrative Case- Marion County

Supplemental Petition for Modification of Child-Support

Designation of current mailing and e-mail address

Notice of Voluntary Dismissal

Direct Payments Credit Calculator

Job Search Log

Florida Courts Family Self Help Forms

*NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:* The Code of Judicial Conduct governing behavior by judicial officers forbids the judicial officers of the Fifth Judicial Circuit to discuss pending cases with the public. Please do not call the Court expecting to speak with the Hearing Officer about any case. The Court is only allowed to consider arguments made in the courtroom and in documents properly filed, by actual parties in their case, with notice to the other parties, as authorized by law and the Rules of Court. The Court cannot ethically read or consider any other opinions or arguments about the case.