Hello. Thank you for answering these questions. My context is this: My now ex and I have signed divorce papers. In those papers, my lawyer put a date at which child support payments made by my ex would end. My ex refused to sign the papers but after six months finally signed the papers. I worried at the time that my ex would not be responsible for child support for those six months due to the date listed in the divorce papers. But to avoid another long delay in getting the papers signed if I changed the date, I kept the date what it was.
My question is this: Does the law indicate that my ex is responsible for child support up to the point the divorce papers are signed OR up to the point the divorce papers indicate the ex is responsible even if that date is a date that occurs before the papers are signed?