What do you mean, "he wants to fight"? Either he has filed an Order to Show Cause to modify spousal support or he has not. If he has not, there's nothing to fight about. If he has, you need to respond to the court. If you absolutely cannot afford an attorney to represent you, you can go to Family Court Services (in the courthouse) and they can help you prepare your response.
You need an attorney to fight this ongoing battle for you so you give your focus to your children. Our system permits legal challenges depending on the circumstances. To give you a specific answer on how to stop this fight an attorney would need to review your file including the marriage settlement agreement. Depending on his lawyers actions I would seek sanctions against him which is faster then disbarment and more rewarding for you. Good luck and thank you for your question.
-Michael R. Juarez Law Office of Juarez and Schaeffer PO Box 16216 San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 804-4327 www.jslaw.org Mike@jslaw.org This posting is provided for “information purposes” only and should not be relied upon as "legal advice." Nothing transmitted from this posting constitutes the establishment of an attorney-client relationship. Applicability of the legal principles discussed here may differ substantially in individual situations or in different jurisdictions.
Mr. Juarez gives excellent advice. In California, the law generally allows orders for alimony/support to be modified if circumstances change. As opposed to making this issue a battle, consider negotiating and/or mediation and keep it out of court. As counsel also stated, it is always wisest to hire your own counsel.
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