My ex and I went to court in 4-2014 judge ordered 198 in child support. In 7-2014 I assumed primary custody through an agreement signed and notarized by my ex and I. He agreed to pay 414 in child support and he is behind. I am not sure by how much but I'm sure its atleast over 1000. He does see or speak to our son anymore at all and will not respond to my texts and emails about this.
Child support is generally not modified until court order (which can include adoption of parties' stipulation). You may need to formally modify support, though it may not change the respective obligations retroactively. Take advantage of a free consultation with a family lawyer who can review your document.
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Child support enforcement needs to be tackled head on and the earlier you start the better. However, with that said, the agreement you have needs to become a court order before a court can assist you with enforcing it. Take the time to properly modify the courts order regarding child support. I would strongly suggest you take the agreement you created to an attorney for review. Many law firms, including mine, offer a free 30 minute consult where you can get answers to your questions.
There is always a breach of contract action that you can bring in civil court given that the out of court agreement has not been made a family court order. So, while the family court cannot help you without it being turned into an order, the civil court is for things like breach of contract. I hope you find this helpful. Peace and wellness, Mike Troncellito
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