I have primary custody of our 2 children. My ex husband has petitioned the court at least yearly for the past 7 years to have his child support reduced and the courts have always given him his reduction. I kept protesting that he's hiding income but until I could prove that... Well, finally this year I did prove it. When he filed for his reduction this year I was able to prove he was lying to the court, this time and for the past seven years. The court tripled his support amount but he didn't pay it and appealed. The appeal hearing isn't for 3 months and I really need help with the massive childcare bills I've been carrying mostly alone for the longest time. I've been told by the Domestic Relations people that they will enforce. I've also been told don't count on Domestic Relationsas they can't really do anything. Is this true? Shouldn't he have to pay despite the appeal?
An appeal does not usually stop the current order, unless the court orders a stay pending the appeal, which is very rare. You should file a motion for contempt or have an attorney do so.
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