Greetings. What were you thinking by not evening appearing at your hearing? That was outrageous behavior on your side - regardless of whether or not you had an attorney.
Now, for child support, welcome to your new child support obligation. This cannot be modified for three (3) years or until there is a substantial change of circumstances. If there was some legitimate reason (like you were hospitalized and can prove it) that you were not at court, you may be able to get a new trial. Otherwise, you are stuck paying that amount.
Now, for post separation support, you are required to pay that amount until an alimony trial, so my suggestion is that you get an attorney and set the alimony hearing. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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