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Good afternoon. Can you share with me why you missed the court date and what it was for?
Thank you. Yes, if you missed the court date, you would need and want to file a motion to vacate the order. In the body of the motion, you want to present good cause and explain to the court, why you missed the court date and ask that the matters be decided on the merits. Moreover, you want to also file your response, showing and explaining to the court why you are unable to pay the court ordered support amount. The court should vacate the order and reset the hearing, so you can appear and present your argument and objection to the amount.