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I have been divorced since 2000 to my ex-wife. We had 4 kids

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I have been divorced since 2000 to my ex-wife. We had 4 kids at that time. I had just left the military in August ofthe previous year. When the divorce papers arrived I recieved them on the day of the court case. (I was living out of state) The Child support was at $1200 a month with I never made that much. I have been sent back to court in 2002 for arrears and ordered to pay $1477 a month. I have requested the state of Missouri t do a modification every three years because I have never made enough to cover the amount. I have tried to pay as much as I can every month, but I am unemployeed and currently in the final hiring process for a new job. Because I have not made enough to cover my arrears is now $68,000. I requestd the state 3 times to modify and I even have gotten letters from the state stating that my judgement wayto expensive and I have never or could never pay that amount, but they have never told me when the hearing is? Now I am ordered to pay the full amount again, help.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
Unfortunately, the help for you here is going to be very limited because the courts have never ordered the reduction and the arrears just kept building and without the court order I am afraid that you are going to end up having to get an order for a payment plan on the arrears. This does mean you are going to need an attorney and the attorney is going to have to file a motion in the court to seek the waiver or reduction of arrears and it is going to take all of your tax forms to prove to the court that the support order was improper. You cannot do this through the child support agency, it is going to require you having an attorney and you are going to have to fight in court over this unless your ex is willing to forgive some or all of the arrears.


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