Canton, GA asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia

Q: Can I request a bank statement to show the judge how my ex-husband was able to pay his bills?

My ex-husband filed child support modification due to a job loss, after COVID his company closed, my ex has an engineering degree, 12 y exp, judge ordered him to look for a job we had a court in June before the final hearing. My ex still can't find a job, he’s been out of work for almost a year. I don't have a lawyer but he has one. My ex has another source of income and he denied it because is self-employed hard to prove. Would you please give me advice on what should I do to make him keep paying the same amount? On this pandemic, does the court look at it as nothing we can do, or do they still have an exception as today most the company are open and back to normal.

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It's possible to subpeona bank records so you can track spending and income. There isn't an easy way to explain the process. You have to issues the subpoenas, give notice to the other side and also know how to get them into evidence.

You should probably hire an attorney to assist you.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It may be possible. It would be a good idea to work with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and help you with the proper course of action.

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