My ex-husband has lost his job in Cali and I now live in GA (military spouse now), but our child support issues were handled in New Hanover county courts. I was about to ask for an increase for my 16 yr old son who needs braces and other things, but now he is unemployed. I was just gong to wait to see if he gets work, but Child support tells me that he has said he wants to file a modification stating he is not working. Can I fight that? He is speratic with Support payments and he owes me back support in the amount of 30K. He will pay for a time then stop. so I wonder should I get a lawyer or wait until he filed the paperwork? ALso will he have to have a lawyer or does child support handle that for him?