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My ex wife gave me our children 4 years ago. I did not know

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My ex wife gave me our children 4 years ago. I did not know I needed to modify our divorce decree so they would stop charging me child support. She just took the children back and I find out I owe her $50k. I don't know where to begin to resolve this issue. Nobody at the courts will tell me anything. They all say we can't give you legal advice.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  mkc1959 replied 1 year ago.

I can only be honest with you. You are in a very difficult legal position. Child support arrearages generally cannot be changed. You need to get with a local attorney as soon as possible. I have no idea whether your ex wife will cooperate or not. The attorney will have to plead equity as the strict law again generally does not allow the court to provide any relief.