My question involves child support in the State of: Florida
Family Law - Child Support - Laches
-1992 Final Judgement awarded $700/mo Child Support to Primary Parent (mother). CS paid monthly by allotment until Jul 1993.
-1993 Verbal agreement and 17 yo Child did move 5000 miles to live with "New Primary Parent" (father). Written agreement went unsigned and no legal modification sought.
-1994 Child reached 18 years old and continued to live with Father through (1997).
-2009 Father petitioned court for modification/termination of alimony. Mother countered with motion of contempt for unpaid child support (1 year), even though the child lived exclusively with Father.
($8400 plus 18 years interest 12% = $64,596)
Father now retired living modestly on military pension and Social Security.
Mother now retired living on alimony, pension, social security and $850,000 trust.
So, in your opinion, is this one of those rare cases that Laches defense is applicable?