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So here he in under reporting his income, you can make him out to be lying here.That hurts his credibility and helps yours.You can seek any financial records through subpoena duces tecum on him for settlement documents, tax returns, etc.Get the subpoena forms from the clerk and serve it on him here.You have the right idea to seek fair child support based on his honest income and financial records.
Child support is mostly a numbers thing, judges hate people who understand, if you can catch him lying here, the court may well raise his support substantially.
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Subpoena DucesTecum if you need him and his finacial records brought to court.And yes if you paid supprot in the past it will be considered, also if he has settlement he hasn't disclosed to the court that helps you too.He is not being honest about his income and resources and therefore need for less support.You can raise these issues in such a proceeding.It might lower the amount you have to pay because he has more than he wants the court to know about here.
Yes you can do so, thats a legitimate argument to make here.The judge may well agree.
Yes zero is a possibility or greatly reduced amount here.He may get way less or nothing from what he is asking for.
I wish you the best here, you have some real good arguments to make.
Honestly you look better poor and without counsel in such a proceeding.If you can afford a lawyer they say you can afford to pay.Looking poor here is good thing overall.
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