Q: Did my husband file a fraudulent child support worksheet and if so, what can I do?
He reported income that I had not received since a year prior and at the time I had no income. Then his lawyer changed the court date and I didn't receive the notice until the afternoon of the court date which had been that morning, meaning I didn't show up, he got full custody, and I was ordered to pay almost $800 a month off income I was not receiving. Was this illegal or fraudulent and if so, what can I do? I'm already several months behind because I still have no income and can't pay it!
A: Need more info. Judges usually rely on Domestic Relations Financial Affidavits to determine income for child support, and the income from the affidavits (which must be filed by husband and wife) get transposed onto the child support worksheets. It sounds like you were pro se. Were you? Depending upon when this all happened, you may be able to appeal, OR you may need to file a modification action. In any event, GET A LAWYER ASAP.
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