I filed for child support modification. My ex did not respond and in mid april i was awarded my adjustment through default. She filed on april 27 a petition for a hearing/counter petition and supplied with that a new child support worksheet that will put child support back to where it was. How do i respond to that? It is filled with bogus information. I just want things to be fair and a decision made with all information.
I recommend that you consult with an attorney who is experienced in child support modification matters. This may be handled differently depending on whether her filing is treated as a respond to your modification or as a completely different modification action.
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Your scenario results in several questions. Was her petition just for child support? Or was it modifying parenting time and child support as well? If she is alleging nothing has changed, perhaps you could have some legal arguments to bar her petition based on her failing to respond to your previous petition. Several family law firms offer free consultations, including mine. Best of luck to you.
I highly recommend you speak with an attorney. Its difficult to be able to determine or advise strategy based on the limited amount of information presented here. Scheduling a consultation would be highly beneficial for you.
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