I am currently in of a family law lawyer. My ex and I have a son together and he is strong armed me into giving child support. I am currently not working and have fallen on hard times. His dad makes a significant amount that my 160 really does not even a make a difference. I have no way to pay his father as i have already exhausted my funds. I am borrowing money from family to pay for a lawyers and expenses for my son. I really do not know what to do.
You really need to discuss this with your lawyer or find another attorney. No attorney is going to give legal advice to someone who already has representation. If you are finding it hard to get funds for the attorney try the legal services number in your county which can be obtained from the online court website.
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This is really a question that should be answered by your own attorney.
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Child support must be paid. You need to procure gainful employment as fast as you can. If you run into enforcement issues, warrants and the like you can petition the court to temporarily suspend (Not forgive) your support obligation but the arrears will grow and are not able to be discharged in bankruptcy. Child support must be paid.
I am not sure why your existing counsel would not be filing a motion to change your obligation if your financial circumstances have changed since the award was set.
If he is harassing or annoying you, your every right to file a temporary restraining order. If you are seeking litigation against him separate from domestic violence, you can file an application to deal with the issues in the ass for him to provide legal fees to you. If you do go the domestic violence route, a judge can and often times will award attorneys fees at the conclusion of the domestic violence hearing if you are successful.
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