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Unfortunately I can't tell you whether you were treated fairly or not since I wasn't at the hearing and didn't hear what actually went on. I can tell you that many people believe they were treated unfairly when the judge is just following what the law says he must do.
It is possible to appeal the ruling, however you will definitely need lawyer to help you with that. In addition, if this just happened the lawyer may be able to get this back in front of hte judge and "prove up" your case.
You may also be able to file a completely separate fraud case against your ex. Unfortunately, the only way anyone can tell you if it is a viable case is by going through all of the paperwork, the transcripts of the court hearings, etc.
You would want a lawyer that does Civil Litigation and, if possible, one who does Family Law as well. you should beable to find one that handles those two type of law by going to www.lawyers.com and entering those two specialties in the Are of Practice section and then looking for lawyers whose names are ***** ***** lists.
In addition to knowing whether you can file a case you also want to talk to the lawyer and ask him if you can collect on any judgment you get.
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