Sylva, NC asked in Family Law, Child Support and Education Law for North Carolina

Q: Do I need a Indiana lawyer to get an agreement that I signed dismissed thru the court due to it being invalid now?

The agreement is for post secondary educational expenses for an emancipated 19 year old/ 20 in October '18. Agreement was for a school that child is no longer attending. Has also moved out of a shared apartment. Moving home for now. The agreement was expenses for this specific school and toward a bachelors degree. Next plan is to go to a community college starting January 2019. I need this dismissed and a lawyer to handle what comes next. My ex refused to put in the agreement that i be informed of the educational status of child. I was never put on the call list for the school. So I basically have no ideal how GPA, courses taken, etc were from the vacated school. Or how Ex and the lawyer came up with an amount I needed to pay. No ideal about financial aid received.Also, the child refuses to communicate with me and has for over 3 years. I am not an Indiana citizen. Need some advice please.

1 Lawyer Answer

Melissa Averett

Answered
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: There is no way to accurately answer this question without reading the agreement and knowing a lot more facts about your situation, but I can tell you that if the agreement was signed by a judge in Indiana and entered in a court in Indiana then you definitely need an Indiana lawyer. If it's a separation agreement that was not signed by a judge and not filed with court, then it depends on what the separation agreement says about jurisdiction and what the remedies are in the event of the circumstances you've described.

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