Q: What is the legally enforceable amount of child support for this case in FL?
Marital Settlement Agreement and Petition for Dissolution both listed $750/month child support per child (2 children), $1500 total/mo. This was agreed upon by both parties, and was greater than the amount calculated in the state monthly payment guidelines calculator (approx $900/mo).
The Final Judgement states "Calculations pursuant to the FL child support guidelines result in a monthly child support obligation of $750 to be paid by the petitioner for support of the parties children."
Does this mean the judge ordered a total payment of $750/month?
A: The marital settlement agreement, once signed, is a binding contract between the parties. It remains in force until a party moves to modify it. Statements in the final judgment do not generally change the marital settlement agreement. You need to show your documents to a local family lawyer for a more specific interpretation.
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