child support arrears
My husband has 3 children from a previous marriage. They split up 8 years ago and use to pay his ex directly without court involved up until 3 years ago. He gave her 300/ week which included half medical daycare and a certain percentage they agreed upon. Both of them found it fair and went smoothly for 5 years. 3 years ago my husband got into a terrible car accident broke both his legs and was close to death w all internal injuries. For the first year or so his ex was sympathetic and did not ask for any money which actually was nice as it can't be cheap having 3 kids in ur care even though shes remarried to a wealthy man totally no that mans obligation...anyway as he got better his employer went out of business and I took on a few jobs to keep us afloat. He applied to so many places n still found nothing. Her patience grew thin and she then went through the court systems. He was ordered less than half he use to pay for his drop of income but then they back dated it and now 10k in arrears! Just like that they tacked on all this extra extra ! He had a lawyer and so did she and his lawyer did kind of warn him. I find it unfair as they went back to when he physically couldn't work w doctors orders and w proof judge still backdated it as if he could work! Anyway now he is working full time and they auto take his regular obligation and nothing extra. We have met w a few lawyers and they say he can go back and redo it but it could back fire. Idk why it happened this way but I guess I was seeing if anyone could relate. Especially seeing if the lawyer said there's a chance it could increase why bother? Can anyone relate or know of any instances like this? Basically impute income even if can't work as recommended by a doctor??