My ex husband was ordered to pay 5200 of arrears. I did not use the support collection unit for the first 1 1/2 of his obligation. He was supposed to pay 100 extra each week until it was paid. I didn't receive the full weekly amount, let alone the extra 100. He currently owes 2800 and thinks he owes nothing towards the amount, what should I do, I don't want to keep disputing with him and I didn't enforce his obligation in Tue beginning because he claimed he had financial problems and didnt want to deal with the conflict.
He has summoned me to court to amend divorce decree claiming that I should be responsible for health insurance because I may get it for free and he would have to pay through his employer. It states in the decree that he agreed to carry health care asking as his employer provided it. IDK what to do I don't have money for an attorney and he has an aggressive attorney and they have made multiple false statements in the orders depicting me as a horrible person and that clearly effects the judges attitude towards me as she was very rude, and condemned me based off those false statements, Idk what to do.
You might be able to get a free attorney from court. Inquire with the clerk. If you do decide to hire a private attorney instead, you Can reach out for a free consultation . Most attorneys do offer payment plans.
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If he has not paid the full amount of the arrears he was ordered to pay then he is in violation of a Court Order. Go to Family Court up in Albany to the Petitions Clerk and file a Petition for Violation of a Court Order -- Child Support. The clerks are very knowledgeable and helpful. You do not need a lawyer to do this. Family Courts throughout the state do not take kindly to aggressive non-custodial father and their aggressive lawyers who violate Court Orders and engage in bad-mouthing and beating up on single mothers.
If he is not complying with the order of support then you should consider filing a violation petition in your local family court. The form can be found on the NYS Family Court Forms Website or at the courthouse.
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