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I am sorry you are in this situation. You will need to file a motion for modification. Since you have a history with this court of not showing for the last hearing and you are alleging that you did not receive notice of the hearing I would strongly encourage you to hire an attorney to represent you in this matter. You are at a distinct disadvantage and you have seen that it has already cost you $6000.00 for the first year with the 500.00 per month child support increase. You will not get the judge to hear you on your own, you need an attorney. Think of it this way, if the attorney cost you 5000.00, an he or she gets your child support down to 750.00 per month, they have saved you 9000.00 just in the first year, not to mention the other years you have to pay. So if your child is 10, that is 8 years to the tune of saving over 72,000.00. That is a lot of money and if you don't have someone to represent you it is only going to get worse.
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