I asked for post spousal maintenance and modified child support because spouse makes more than what he stated....Ive been off work for medical issues for 1 1/2 years prior to his leaving. Please help
You need to find a lawyer to represent you - there are many good family law attorneys here on Avvo. If you cannot afford a lawyer, call Legal Aid of North Texas or one of the other similar services in Texas.
I cannot stress strongly enough the critical importance of getting legal counsel in family law matters that are anything more than the most basic matters. I don't practice family law, but in sitting around the courtroom waiting for hearings and civil, non-family cases, I've seen more people get completely railroaded on family law matters because they don't have a lawyer.
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In Dallas, you have 7 days from the rendition of an associate judge's order to request a de novo hearing in a district court judge's court. You have to move on this and fast. Grab your papers and start calling lawyers.