I have religiously upheld all support agreements from the time of divorce until now - about 14 yrs. About five years ago, my ex filed a claim for additional support (it was denied). However, the court ordered an automatic withdrawal from my paychecks that goes to an agency in Florida (where I now live), and then gets forwarded to her. My sons are now 19 and 17. The oldest is in college, and the youngest will enter college in 2009.
I know that Indiana emancipation doesn't happen until they are 21. However, I pre-paid certain support (I was stupidly being nice - as the adage says, "no good deed goes unpunished"). Because of this, I have already paid more than required for the entire duration, until they both are 21. So my questions are:
1) Can I get the courts to lift the support agreement, so that I can send money directly to the boys for their college?
2) What do I need to do to get the automatic paycheck withdrawal order removed? Do I need to file an action and, if so, with who? Florida or Indiana?
3) If I pay until they reach 21, will the withdrawal order be automatically lifted, or do I need to file something? Do I need to contact my employer to have the deduction removed? Will half of it be automatically removed when the older son reaches 21?