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The passage below is part of Child Support Review Letter from a website under the following domain.


https://www.scribd.com/document/91893866/Child-Support-Review-Letter


I am writing to request a review of my current child support obligation for Ashly Smith, Jackson Smith. I am currently obligated to pay Alexa Smith child support in the amount of $60,000.00 per month along with health insurance premiums, daycare expenses, clothing and sports fees. This agreement was defined in the C41D3 dated February 01, 2012 filed under case number 2345. Due to the length of time since the last review of my child support obligation, I request a review of my obligation by your agency.


I have two questions for the underlined sentence.


First, ‘C41D3’ seems like the name of the divorce agreement. Am I right?

Second and last, I can not understand the meaning of ‘defined’ in this context. If I were the author of this letter, I would use ‘recorded’ instead of ‘defined’.

What do you think of my thoughts?


If I am wrong in any of my ideas, could you give me a better idea of my questions?


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Stenka25First, ‘C41D3’ seems like the name of the divorce agreement. Am I right?

It seems to be a made-up reference number to some document, or the abbreviation of a legal term.

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Stenka25I can not understand the meaning of ‘defined’ in this context

See the first entry:

https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/american/define

Comments  

"C41D3" could be any number of things: a letter from the court, a court document, etc. What is important here is that, in "C41D3," the terms of that child support obligation are spelled out, that is, exactly what James Smith must pay every month to Alexa Smith for the support of the children Ashly and Jackson.


"This agreement was defined in the C41D3 dated..." is correct. "Recorded" would be grammatical, but not typical legalese English. The word "defined" here means "spelled out."

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