my estranged husband just filed a indigent civil case against me after I was awarded child support and he didn't agree with the court ruling. He makes 11.00 a hour 40 hrs per week on paper but is also hiding money through a carwash business. child support judge asked that he bring in back statements and paystubs since he failed to do so first hearing or the judgement stays. what can I do ? I have facts that he has this business although he denied it In court. he also don't pay taxes from the carwash business
I am sorry your ex husband is not doing right by your child. You need to retain a family law attorney who will hopefully convince the court to compel your husband to pay child support.
If you are unable to afford an attorney, then the courts can assist you in obtaining forms, which you will file with the court to compel your husband to pay child support into a court registry or risk going to prison.
Self help forms are available at www.flcourts.org. When on that site click on "family forms."
You'll need to file a request to produce in an attempt to gather documents that can identify this additional income. If he fails to produce said documents you can file a motion to compel and set it for hearing.
You can also have the clerk issue a subpoena to the bank/banks in which you believe that he is depositing this additional income.
These discovery issues are not trivial. You need an experienced family law attorney to help you navigate these waters and be able to intelligently represent you in court.
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