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You absolutely need to file a motion to modify his child support obligation based on the increase in his income.
The judge will require him to disclose his earnings, and then will raise the amount of monthly support based on his earnings.
The judge will make sure that the children get what they deserve. There's no question that his support will increase given that his salary has almost doubled.
It is possible that the attorney you spoke with was trying to protect your ex, or maybe your ex is a client of his - who knows.
However, child support is primarily based on the non-custodial spouse's income, and if his income has increased, there should be an increase in support.
If you think his influence is this strong, you'd probably be better off to seek an attorney from out of town.