My husband got served about 8 months ago for motion to modify child support (which I thought was strange but each state is different) , he went to court and they did not have time for his case so they set a temporary amount and tripled what he was originally paying. 3 months later the courts said they had messed up and removed the order. When I go log into his case file I can see the the motion to modify was dismissed without prejudice by child support enforcement. Can they open it back up with another temporary amount or will his ex need to file for another modification?
When any case is dismissed without prejudice, that case is closed. If any party to the case wishes to revisit that same issue, they would have to file an all new case with the Courts. I hope this helps answer your question as to dismissals.
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WOP probably means 'without prejudice', meaning they can re-file whenever they're ready. Modifications can occur any time financial circumstances change (i.e., someone makes significantly more or less money than last time calculated or child's expenses have increased or decreased, etc.) so it's not really strange, just part of the process. In the meantime, his support should stay what it was before the temporary order. He may not want to rock the boat, but they could re-file any time.
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