I am relieved to say that my STBX is now legally my EX! We settled this week on everything including Child Support.
However in our negotations to settle, I wanted to double check to see if what I was told is indeed correct thru the NC Child Support system.
I agreed on a much LESSER amount of CS than IF we had went to court but I wanted for this to be over with. My attorney worded the Child Support as follows:
“The parties agree Child Support shall be established at $225 a month in the pending DSS Child Support Action set for next Monday, August 23, 2010”.
My attorney said he worded it in an “open ended” fashion so that DSS can pursue back pay PLUS give me the opportunity to ask for a MODIFICATION of Child Support BEFORE the regular 3 yr period is up since he did not state that a modification could NOT be done prior to 3 yrs. Is this correct? Can I ask for a modification prior to 3 yrs if for instance I have to start paying daycare (which was not figured into the calculations)? Or what exactly constitues a modification? And how much of a change would it have to be?
Thanks so much! I’m relieved it’s over but I would feel EVEN better if I know I didn’t get bad advice from my attorney (just to persuade me to settle).