Child support disputes can erupt in the most unexpected places.
Take two members of the Broward County judiciary.
Divorced from each other for fifteen years.
He has presided over many child support enforcement matters as a general magistrate and, well … he doesn’t go easy on deadbeat parents.
She is a criminal court judge presiding over misdemeanors.
Their children are actually both legal adults now.
Under Florida law, parents are not required to contribute to their children’s support beyond the age of eighteen unless the children are still in high school.
She alleges that both parents agreed to share the children’s expenses while they are in college.
He denies that this is properly termed “child support” – and further disputes her calculations.
The chief judge has spoken to both parties but is taking no action pending the outcome.
The case will be heard here in Palm Beach County.
It doesn’t sound like they thought mediation was worth a try, if only to avoid the publicity …
Read more in this South Florida Sun Sentinel article: Broward judge sued by ex-wife who claims he’s not paying his share of their kids’ expenses and this Miami WTVJ NBC TV 6 article: Child Support Judge Sued for Not Supporting His Kids.