My question involves child support in the State of: Florida
My ex has plans to get married to establish Canadian citizenship... her fiancee is a Canadian citizen in the US on (I think...) a student visa. To do this, I need to give my consent for stepparent adoption. I only want what's best for my son (6 yrs) and I'd be selfish to deny him the stable life he deserves.
I was claimed to owe over $6000 in unpaid support--an amount I could not disprove, but could not be confirmed by financial records of either party. The state obliged and I got stuck with it about two years ago. Obviously, that number is lower now as I've never missed a payment, and I've had all tax refunds and stimulus checks seized.
In my research, I've found that that stepparent adoption dismisses the support order. The arrears are not dismissed unless the custodial parent forgives it. But what about if the custodial parent establishes citizenship outside the US? Would the arrears be dismissed by default, based on jurisdiction? Or would the arrears still need to be addressed separately?