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?
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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