i live outside the u.s and would like to clear my child support dept ! but can not afford that whole amount! my kids are now adults ! i was told that i could negotiate payment only on the last 2 or 3 years , and that the rest would be unacounted for. is this true ???
since i live outside the u.s, my wages are far less than the minimum wage in the u.s.
and also support a family here. apreciate what ever advice , and also if my question on the 2 or 3 years negotiation is really true. thank you.
You cannot negotiate ongoing support in Florida, i.e., the amount child support should be each month on an ongoing basis. But you can negotiate the back support with the other parent for as many years going back as you want. There is no rule which says the negotiation has to be for two to three years only. Even the Department of Revenue will not prevent you from negotiating with the other parent to reduce or even eliminate back support for as far back as the two of you wish.
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Yes you can. However, if any of the back child support is owed to the State of Florida because they provided support to the children in the form of public assistance, the Department of Revenue would need to be involved and approve any agreement. If the money is owed to the other parent only, then it is between you and the other parent.
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