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First, the fact that this attorney told you they would forego criminal prosecution if you signed an agreement, is reason to get the attorney disbarred as well as set aside anything you signed due to duress.
First, contact New Jersey state bar and file a complaint against the attorney. Next, file a Petition for divorce modification and explain what is going on and that your income has extremely been lowered. You can file this in the same court that originally issued your divorce decree. You can type this petition up yourself and file it with the court.
Regardless, file a complaint against this attorney as an attorney cannot ethically tell you to sign an agreement OR you will be prosecuted.
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Regardless, an attorney cannot threaten prosecution to get someone to sign an agreement. So, he didn't sign the agreement that her attorney threatened to get signed?
If his gross income appears too high, then yes, he will have to file all the paperwork himself UNLESS he can talk to an attorney who will agree to help with the case by taking small payments.
Since he is filing pro se, a judge will not expect him to have verbage that an attorney would use. He simply needs to explain what is going on and that he can barely make ends meet with the amount of money you are having to pay out each month.
Another option for him would be to call a local law school. Some law schools have third years legal clinics that can help you out with paperwork. This might be an option for him since attorney fees can be expensive.
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