When I follow the link no page is found. Further, if the ruling was changed this year, would it be applicable to my agreement which was about 10 years ago? I really would like to hear from a lawyer in this field in Fla. as to make the information useful, I will also need to know how to proceed based on the answer.
Thank you - this does answer my question fully with the exception of giving my something that I can send to the father as proof of this. Is there a link or something that you can give me so that I can send it to the father?
Thank you so very much for your help. Upon your reply I will 'accept answer.'
You will find the relevant section of the code in Section 743.07 (2).
Florida Section 743.07 Rights, privileges, and obligations of persons 18 years of age or older.—
(1) The disability of nonage is hereby removed for all persons in this state who are 18 years of age or older, and they shall enjoy and suffer the rights, privileges, and obligations of all persons 21 years of age or older except as otherwise excluded by the State Constitution immediately preceding the effective date of this section and except as otherwise provided in the Beverage Law.
(2) This section shall not prohibit any court of competent jurisdiction from requiring support for a dependent person beyond the age of 18 years when such dependency is because of a mental or physical incapacity which began prior to such person reaching majority or if the person is dependent in fact, is between the ages of 18 and 19, and is still in high school, performing in good faith with a reasonable expectation of graduation before the age of 19.
(3) This section shall operate prospectively and not retrospectively, and shall not affect the rights and obligations existing prior to July 1, 1973.
History.—ss. 2, 3, ch. 73-21; s. 5, ch. 80-74; s. 22, ch. 88-176; s. 8, ch. 91-246; s. 84, ch. 99-3.
I did find these statues online, but was confused with the part that says: 'with a resonable expectation of graduation before the age of 19.' As said, my son won't graduate until about one month after his 19th birthday.
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