The child custody agreement that my ex and I signed which was ratified by the court does not stipulate that I pay child support. When I asked my attorney about child support when drafting the agreement, he said that we should not raise the issue. It does stipulate that my ex and I share medical expenses. Custody is 50/50 with neither parent having primary custody greater than 183 days per annum. Prior to this agreement, I was required to pay child support in the amount of $500 per month and all medical expenses. Unbeknownst to me, I have continued to pay $500 per month since the court sanctioned agreement went into effect. My questions are: Can I cease to pay the monthly child support? If so, can she reopen the issue of child support and obtain a court order for child support? If she does, will the alimony that she receives be calculated as income in determining each parties required child support contribution? Finally, can I recover the child support payments that have been made since the court sanctioned custody agreement went into effect?