My question involves small claims court in the state of: Georgia, Alabama and Florida. My Divorce and Child Support Judgment Decree was in Georgia. I live in Alabama, he lives in Florida. The state of AL is handling the "straight arrears case" of the child support. I opted to wait until she turned 18 and he no longer has to pay, making it a straight arrears case.
In my original Judgement, I was award the set child support AND "The sum of $200.00 on August 1st each year to assist in the costs of seasonal clothing, school clothing, and school supplies." Alabama child recovery stated to me that they cannot inforce the "$200.00 due August 1st of each year". Why I don't know. It clearly states it's for support.
Anyways, for the last 4 years he has not paid the $200 and I would like to sue him in small claims court, since AL says I cannot recover it through child support and recovery.
I already have the decree signed by a judge. All three states, small claims courts don't know what to tell me. I tried the county in the state the decree originated. I tried the county in the state where I live and the county in the state he lives in. Everyone is confused as to where I would file it.
In the county in Florida where he resides, their small claims court said that if I could convince them that I could file it there, I could do it by mail.
The Florida county clerk said I needed a lawyer to tell me where I should file.
I don't know where else to turn. ANY SUGGESTIONS?