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I had a verbal agreement with my exwife once the kids finished daycare and have been paying her the same amount for almost 8 years. One child is getting ready to graduate and turn 18 and she is wanting to take me to court to get back child support after getting the same amount for almost 8 years. Is she legally able to do that?
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Family Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Good afternoon,

If you're talking about money you owe (e.g., you were behind on some payments and still need to catch up) she can go to court about that. But if she has decided that now she is suddenly unhappy and wants more money from 8 years ago, no, that she cannot do. The proper remedy would have been for her to file a motion to modify child support had there been a significant change in circumstances, such as you getting a big raise and earning a lot more money. The court can't go back and decide that years ago, you should have paid her more.

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