Today I am suppose to sign a marital agreement to finalize our divorce. We have been married for almost 15 years and have 2 children ages 13 and 11. The father is a surgeon who grosses high 5 figures a month and has very little overhead. I received 4 figures in non modifiable alimony
for the 10 years I will receive it, and because of him and his high priced legal team, received no child support. I am a 57 year old stay at home Mom and have been throughout our entire marriage. I also worked in his practice for 2 years without pay to help him build the practice. Even though we signed the original marital agreement in April, my attorney would not put into play his income for 2013, which by then was six figures. the other party wanted to settle out of court, I did not. In the last paragraph of the marital agreement there is a clause that states:
"The parties acknowledge and agree that they have provided the other financial affidavits meeting the requirement of Florida Law Rule 12.285, and that each has had the opportunity to review the financial affidavits and supporting documents of the other, and each is satisfied fully that s/he has sufficient knowledge as to the other's financial condition to waive any further disclosure."
I have stated numerous times I am not satisfied, it took him 10 months to disclose his financials, money was hid and money was spent to pay bills a year in advance knowing it would not count as income. They want me to disclose all the bills I pay in the future to make sure I don't fall behind.
What I would like your opinion on, is that in the future I would like to go back and ask for child support for our children and will signing this agreement with this paragraph, especially the last 5 words "to waive any further discloser" impede my future efforts?
Appreciate your assistance and time, Terry L