What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Virginia
I got married with my ex-wife in Korea 16 years ago (We both are of Korean nationality) and came to America together for me to study and had a son 3 months later-my son became a US citizen.
She went back to Korea with my son after a 1.5 years of stay in America, leaving me alone studying, and asked me to divorce her: she said she could not live in America without friends, family , etc.
6 Months later I went back to Korea as well on a trip and begged her to come back to America and she refused (she had a boyfriend) and I divorced her. In the Korean divorce court she gave me no obligation for child support.
I went back to America, finished study, got employed and was able to get a green card 5 years ago. She has no legal status in America-only a travel visa-and mostly lived in Korea with the child for 14 years. I was not able to see her and my son for 10+ years since the divorce until I got back to Korea 4 years ago. She didn't let me call my son a son but a nephew. My son knows me as an uncle. I wanted to help but I just got a green card with no money saved and she has a wealthy family. She didn't asked for monetary help and I did not support.
She called yesterday and asked me to sign a document which is about "giving up a child support" explaining this document is only for my son to get enrolled in a US school, since she will be in Korea making money to support the living expense of my son and I am in the US divorced, and the school won't accept my son unless I give up a child support: my son will have a guardian and a school in a different state from my residence, living with his cousins (he is now 15 years and 7 months old).
She didn't remarry and neither did I.
What is the advantage or disadvantage by signing the document for giving up child support (noncustodial?) now in terms of monetary obligation? I have no saved money, only trying to make ends meet and I am afraid if I may have to pay back support to 10+ years here, if I sign it.
I will appreciate it if replied promptly.
Chris.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?