I requested a modification due to change in job/income. Granted but labeled temporary. Another ct date was entered to further assess it. The court dates continued to be extended for different reasons but the temporary order was kept in place. This process was a span of a year. I did not receive service for some being I am in MD and the court ruled in absentia. The court raised it back to the original amount not having any income information or any information on me. Then child support is charging my account with arrears due to the difference from the lower modified rate to the original amount. Child support went back from the date it was modified for the past year and is holding me responsible with interest and fees.How can they do that being I was granted it due to loss of work?
It would appear that you should contact an attorney - if you missed court dates it is not hard to figure out why the court would rule against you. At the very least I would schedule a consult with a local family law attorney so you can get some of your questions answered.
I would strongly suggest you speak to an area family law attorney about this issue. Without a full picture of all the past court orders, it is difficult for an attorney to advise you on this issue. I would suggest you get a copy of all the orders from the Clerk's office, if you do not already have them in your possession, and schedule a consult with an attorney. Hopefully, an attorney can explain to you why the court raised your support back to the original amount and advise you on your options going forward.
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