Thank you for your reply. I'm sorry you have to deal with all this. I wonder if the woman he's with now realizes he's only after her money?
If he ever tried to quit work or take a lower paying job to avoid paying child support
(or to try and pay less) a court could impose on its own a child support payment based on what they believe a person is capable of earning. This is done so that every professional business person who has a child support obligation and makes a decent salary doesn't quit their job and go work at McDonalds for $6.00 an hour. So that idea could blow up in his face.
As for the addendum, I would consult a local family law
attorney about it (you can likely get a free or low cost consultation), but my inclination is for you not to sign it. There is no benefit to you signing it, and the fact is, in 8 years, he can take your name off of it anyway. That's not a very long time, and unless he dies within the next 8 years, you'll see no benefit from it anyway. Furthermore, if he thought he had a chance of having a judge rule in his favor, he'd probably not even ask you to sign an addendum, and take you right to court to try to have the agreement modified.
If he does take it to court, y over this, you can represent yourself. If you choose to be represented by a lawyer, you may be able to ask for attorney's fees if he loses the motion, since you were forced to defend yourself.
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