Greetings. Yes, you may need the check stubs for two years back, but not unless you are told to bring them to court by the judge, a document requesting them, or your attorney. If not, it is their job to prove your income. You may want to have them there to “refute” any numbers they use.
Basically, I am saying that you can use the old paystubs defensively if they try to lie about your income, otherwise, just see if they will use your income now, since it is less. Best of luck in court - and you may want to ask for a court appointed attorney.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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