I have been paying my ex wife an amount that was supposed to be readdressed on Sept 1 and this is written into the order. I have tried renegotiating with her lawyer and he accepted a lower amount for the month of september.
When this lawyer refused or could not return my calls over a period of time to write a new consent order with the new amount, I went ahead and got the forms for modifying support myself. I called the family case coordinator and got the three dates and then sent all of this to her attorney. I got no response other than that her attorney was too busy. He was in court. He was off for the day. He would call me back. And so on. He never did get back to me except to tell me that I AM NOT ALLOWED to file for modification (per the existing order) because we were still negotiating, according to him. Then again, no response.
The first of October I sent my ex wife the new amount and have not heard anything back.
Has this set a precedent now? We were supposed to renegotiate the amount of support. Tentatively and verbally, they came up with a new figure. I paid that amount. I tried to get something in writing from them, but they will not cooperate. I went as far as filling out my own motions for modification but was told I am not allowed to do that. I then paid the new amount for this month.
Do I have anything to be concerned about with regard to back payments? In other words, have we now set a precedent?
Secondly we have still not ironed out custody matters. If I have a transcription done of a phone call that I recorded, does it have to be done by a local transcriptionist? What would the requirements be for an out of state transcription service to provide this service to me and have it accepted as an exhibit at a hearing where I would be presenting this as evidence? I have been told by this transcription service that each transcription is accompanied by a certificate, and that they adhere to something called uniform court systems.
Do I have to have a local transcriptionist do the transcribing?