In our marriage settlement agreement, we agreed that neither party is requesting child support, the self-help office said we had to include the child support guidelines and wrote on the cover sheet "No Child Support". In the final judgement, it states - "The guidelines suggest the mother shall pay to the Father the amount of $135.82 per month as and for child support pursuant to the statutory child support guidelines". However, the judge did not mandate that I be payroll deducted - and when I questioned in the courtroom, she stated it was a suggestion and I did not have to pay. (This was December 2015) - It has recently been brought to my attention that I owe the child support. Is there any way to get the final judgement modified?
This is a serious issue. If your ex-wife is now pretending that this was not the Agreement, you are going to have an uphill battle fixing this. If she agrees, drafting an amended FJ is not a big issue. Either way, you need an attorney to review your documents to determine whether this can be fixed in an uncontested or contested manner. AVVO firms such as our provide free initial consultations. This may be beneficial to you.
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