That's what I thought. Your former attorney was a lot sicker than he knew. If he's better, you may want to consider contacting a legal malpractice lawyer, because using income of $0.00 when you actually had income is the reason why you can't show changed circumstances. The judge finds that your income has increased
as a matter of law, yet you are requesting a decrease in your support obligation.
It seems to me that you would have to ask the court to set aside the previous order. If more than one year has passed, then you would need to file an independent action to set aside judgment -- otherwise your request would be outside the statute of limitations for setting aside judgment based on mistake.
If you ask the court to modify, no matter what you do, the court must find that your new circumstances are not changed, because your current order is based on $0 income.
Based on all of the above, I do not see how you will be able to handle this without hiring a lawyer. You need to get the current order set aside, and because the current order is more than one year old, that means filing a separate lawsuit for a declaration that the prior order was entered by mistake by your previous counsel, due to his allegedly defective mental state.
In my view, this is the only way that you will be able to obtain a modification of your support obligation.
For a competent family law
attorney referral, see this link.
Hope this helps.
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