I recently forgave $40,000 of $69,000 in child support arrears on behalf of my ex-husband and a new order was entered which also cut the current support by 50% because he hired an attorney and asked for a reduction because of a decrease in income. I just found out today he has quit his job and left town, which also means the child support will stop.
This order was signed in Oct 2011. Is there any way to file a motion to vacate in this situation? I am very angry and feel very used that I did that huge favor and then he goes and quits his job and abandons the child support payments again.
You need to consult an attorney. You need to start enforcement proceedings immediately. It is not likely you can reverse the forgiveness of the past due support but you need to track him down and get him started again.
Advice to all: the court cannot reduce your child support arrears. Only you have the authority to do it AFTER IT IS REDUCED TO JUDGMENT -- not before. If this is your situation, you may be out of luck. However, if it was not reduced to judgment, you should pursue getting the arrearages reinstated.
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