Child Support Case & Opposing Attorney
by Richard from Florida
I had a pay reduction in August 2009. As I could no longer afford an attorney, I filed for a modification through the child support enforcement.
What should have been a simple cut and dry case, my ex has an attorney and been fighting it every step of the way, even asking for paperwork from before the original order.
The state has informed me that my only right is to hire an attorney, and to write my congressman. Now its January 2011, and still no modification.
I'm barely able to support my two other children, while my ex is using my child support to keep an attorney. It's a disgusting system. What can I do?
Answer to Florida Child Support Question
Yes, it is tough when one side has an attorney and the other doesn't.
I'm hoping by now, both of you have filed financial affidavits based on your current income.
If a Child Support Guidelines Worksheet has not been filed in your case, or it needs to be updated, file one.
The Child Support Guidelines Worksheet requires financial information from both parents to complete it.
That form is available on the Florida Supreme Court's website, www.flcourts.org. If she has more income than you, you can request that she pay your attorneys fees in addition to her own. Notice:
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