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Thank you for your follow-up, Jane.
Are you concerned that he will? I ask because at least so far if he is filing for any modification, it would be up to him to prove and show that he has a legitimate need for hardship or change in circumstance. Without it no court and no judge would grant any modification purely because the burden of production of evidence of proof is on the other party. What he produces is up to him, but you as a contesting party can demand tax returns and the returns for the corporation as part of evidence that his income is truly down and not just for the purpose of filing for a modification.
Hope that helps.
I can understand looking ahead as a viable option. You can most definitely request, as a general minimum, up to 3 years of past returns for himself, and if he is the sole proprietor, the business tax returns. But if he is not a controlling owner, while you can request the tax records, the company could deny access based on the fact that the ex and the company are two separate legal entities.
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