I just received a copy of what is titled "Child Support Order (CSUP) entered by my ex-wife’s attorney and seemingly signed by the Judge. This order states that my inability to show for court and subsequent motion for continuation was denied. The order states “findings of fact” and lists 52 points, most of which are absolutely false or at least truth that is severely twisted. The Order then states a “decree” and lists several items. My questions:
- Since I was not present to defend myself, can I fight the “decree”, especially since it is based on MANY false statements?
- Can I answer the order with a counterclaim in the form of a motion?
- What is the best course of action to defend the decree?
I have just started a new job which WILL change the amount of Child Support and counter-mine many of the points of the argument and subsequent decree. Should I just file a counter motion? I am confused and angry, but I can tell you that I do NOT have the ability in ANY way to pay the amounts outlined in the decree.