Daughter father didn't show up for court he was advise to show up judge said she would go by what the kids needs . Can he petition court order support he does not have a job he sells drugs he going to say that hedoesnt have a job And how long after order can he petition
From your facts, it appears you received an order of support on default based on the needs of the child and now the father is 'petitioning' for a downward modification. He can petition all he wants but will most likely be denied a downward modification. There is no statutory limit as to when or how many times he can petition.
If he had hired a lawyer, he would not be in this mess, but apparently he chose to go it alone and he failed to appear. This factual pattern will be very helpful to you going forward, but I cannot figure out how he is paying you even if he has an order of support.
Remember the order of support is for him to pay. Just because you have an order of support does not mean he will pay you especially if he has no visible means of employment and works underground in the drug trade or any other cash trade.
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He can submit a downward modification. There is no limit to how many times he can submit a downward modification petition. Regarding his request for child support. I am a bit confused. Do you have custody of the children? If he does he can not ask for support.
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