Kissimmee, FL asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia

Q: Final Judgement and Decree differs from Child Support Addendum?

So I’ve been divorced for awhile now but I’m confused what to go off of. The child support addendum originally stated that I paid 50% up to $300 per child for homeschool, and I don’t have to repeat payment if my ex decided to hold them back a year. I didn’t know, but my ex marked all this off and initialed it before sending it to the judge. The Final Judgement says that I pay 50% total for 1 child and 50% up to $300 for the other 2, but it doesn’t specify like the child support addendum that I don’t have to pay repeated grades, which I’d assume wouldn’t matter anyway since it all got crossed off. Which one do I follow? I never initialed and signed for the one that got crossed off.

2 Lawyer Answers
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You should consult with an attorney who can read the documents and give you advice on what your obligation is. We can't give advice based on a description of documents. We have to see them.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It would be wise to take the paperwork to an attorney who can check it out and provide you with guidance. This will help keep you from being in contempt if you don’t understand things correctly.

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