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child support. The 1992 amendment to the statute accomplished exactly that end. It specifically defines ltsupportsin terms

which could not include alimony, Section 88.031 states: l1Supportl1includes:

The new subsection to

(a)

Support f o r a child, or

spouse,

or

former

spouse

who

with

the

child

or

children,

but

child and is living only if a

support

obligation

has

been

established

for

that

spouse

and

the

child

support

obligation

is

being

enforced

under

Title

IV-D

of

the

Social

Security

Act;

or

(b)

Support for a child who is placed

under the the parent

custody of someone other pursuant to s. 39.41.

khan

Section 88.031(20)I Florida Statutes (1993)

Hehick

and

in

Quigley.

By

redefining

llsuppor,t

the

legislature clearly indicated that the URESA provisions apply only to child support. As this Court noted in QuigLey, the legislature is presumed to be cognizant of the judicial

the statute.

463 So. 2d at 2 2 6 .

With the 1 9 9 2 amendment, it

exclude alimony from the meaning of the word llsupport.l As

suggested by the Quigley decision, the legislature has now redefined the term in order to distinguish between child

support to the applies

and alimony.

The 1992 amendment is clearly a response

Qufgley result, only with child

and it indicates support matters.

that

the URESA law

The

trial court in

8

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