Apopka, FL asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida

Q: I recently discovered my ex husband provided false documents during our child support final hearing. What do I do now?

My ex husband provided false financial documents to the court in order to evade paying back child support that he owed. He provided a different set of 1099’s, tax returns and commission payments to the court than what the IRS reflects. A final order for our child support case was entered in April of 2019 and because of the false income my ex husband provided, I was ordered to pay $1,000 per month in child support which has caused catastrophic financial calamity on my end and left me unable to even afford a place to live for my children and I. How do I bring this (and my supporting evidence) to the attention of the court so our child support order can be established fairly and based on the actual truth - which will allow us both the benefit of providing a home for our children?

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Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You can file a motion to set aside the prior child support order based on fraud. You will then have the opportunity to show the fraud and argue why the order should be different.

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Destardes Moore
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Destardes Moore
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  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I agree with the previous attorney. File a Motion to Set Aside the Final Order on the basis of Fraud. Also, request reimbursement for the amount paid to your Former Husband that exceeds the actual amount owed. Good Luck!

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