Q: At family court two weeks ago, the judge ordered my ex and I to exchange financial information within 10 days. I filed to increase child support. My ex never sent me his information. Do I need to file a violation petition with the court? Also, why does the court order for us to send each other the information instead of exchanging the information at the hearing?
A: You should write a demand letter to your ex confirming you never received the FDA. If he still doesn't serve it, then you may move for dismissal/preclusion. That said, the Court directs advance production of financial disclosure to give you a fair opportunity to review it prior to the hearing. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Support attorney for a full assessment.