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Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.The best way is to bring your paper trail to court. If he made statements around the children then that is generally hearsay but family court judges tend to be fairly lax and can possibly allow their comments in on grounds that they are probative (useful). I have personally seen judges literally state "I realize this is hearsay and it is impossible to prove, but it sounds interesting so I will allow it in." Only family court and possibly small claims judges tend to be this easy going although you cannot count on it. Beyond that bring your own copies from your credit union and other accounts from where you make payments showing exactly how you are paying and what he therefore pays in return. Finally, point out the opportune timing of the layoff--judges HATE parties who try to avoid their obligations in this manner, and can still potentially award support on the 'expected' income rather than the actual income that he shows.Good luck.
Thank you for your follow-up, Danielle. You are most welcome!Just one addendum, please. While I can provide you with information I cannot directly advise you as I am not your attorney. So I cannot provide you with 'advice', merely information.In terms of spending time with the children, going forward keep a journal. It is fairly easy to maintain and could be also evaluated as a 'business record'. While that may not help you today, it can help you going forward.Good luck!
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