Can I challenge jurisdiction if a default has been ordered for child support?
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If you live in New Jersey it is most likely that the matter would remain in New Jersey. If you believe the child support is the wrong amount, then you could file a motion and present your current financial information and ask for a recalculation.
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You may be able to fight jurisdiction.
On the other hand, I am sure that you should try to get the Court to use the accurate information about your income, her income and other facts. That should help you a lot.
A good lawyer can really help. Call an experienced divorce lawyer, and get some assistance with this complicated legal situation.
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There is a uniform law that most states have adopted that says that jurisdiction is appropriate in the original court where a custody or support case was filed as long as one party still resides in the county where the case was originally filed. So if you still live where the case was originally filed, jurisdiction is still appropriate there. If no one lives in that county any longer, then jurisdiction is appropriate where the children now reside.
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