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I am sorry for your situation, Jane.. I am now seeking through the court system to get my ex's returns and a possible modification of support.
The best way to go about doing so - if you have not done yet - is to file for modification and then use discovery
(specifically, a "Request for Production") to request these tax returns.wouldn't any judge think this is a reasonable request
No - this is very standard and discovery usually asks for the other party's financial records - including tax returns - as part of a child support matter....and that my attorney screwed up omitting the exchange of returns?
Again, this is not unusual. However, if your attorney made this mistake, I am afraid that the decree stands as is and one has to seek proof of higher income from the other party as you are doing now. You may always file a grievance
against the attorney, but, this would not solve the immediate matter and you would still need to illustrate to the Court that the ex is making more money.
But again, this is not an unusual request. If he will not comply, one in your situation may wish to use discovery
to force the issue.
I hope this helps and clarifies.
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