My ex has pretty much avoided child support for 1 year. With three kids, he agreed to pay $600 per month in separation agreement and never paid. Since signing the Court has ordered him to pay $780/month. He paid one month of this… at court because he was not in compliance.
DSS got involved and he was taken to Court. Since going Court in April he paid one month but is $6,500 in arrears. We had a Court date yesterday, and it was continued because his attorney couldn’t be there for medical reasons. Still, no support and my kids have to suffer… I need help!!!
My questions are:
Can’t the judge see he can afford to pay a lawyer but not support and shouldn’t this work against him?
When I get on the stand, can I speak directly to the judge because I am going nowhere fast? If yes, what do I need to do to address the judge.
Any and all advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Is it worth my while to hire a lawyer?