LymonHawk wrote: I'm not talking about the judge bringing charges on tax fraud; I'm talking about her tax return showing she illegally claims three dependents, two of whom do not live with her. It would show her to be a dishonest person.
How could the judge render a decision on spousal support if s/he doesn't know how much the wife earned? (BTW: If your brother truly brought up the tax thing why didn't he show the tax return(s) to the judge? You don't make those kind of claims in open court and not have to prove it.)
And now your brother has fired his shit lawyer, defended himself, and has hired a new aggressive attorney? LOL! Please..
First off, kinda of a pain in the ass to try to give details on an ipad. Just too much info. Come to find out the initial lawyer is new to lawyering and didn't do his job yet pocketed $5000 for his BS services (my brother is looking to reclaim most of that money back, but that's another story). Hence, the dunce was fired. My brother repped himself in court in the more important part of the hearing which was the custody. She was wanting 5 days to 2. Only reason she wanted that is because child support is determined based on how many nights are spent with the mother. The more nights she has, the more $$$ it meant for her.
At the start of a dissolution of marriage both parties are required to have disclose the past 3 years of financials so that the court could see who earns what. My bro followed through and gave them 3 years worth. She only provided two years worth of returns and financials which, by the way, was brought up in court. Nothing was said about it by the judge. To me, that should have ended the proceedings and a new court date set up when she provided 3 years.
Secondly, his plan to was to show she's a shady chracter to the court. He not only brought up her falsely claiming the two boys on the returns but also stated the damn kids never lived with them. The judge had the tax/financial info right in front of her yet did nor said nothing about it! Instead, because my brother didn't have legal representation she left it up to her lawyer to determine figures on both spousal support and child support. All that leads us to where he is now.
What I'm finding out with Colroado law is that it always favors the woman in these cases which is BS! Besides my bro, I have a friend who went through a divorce a few years back and he lost his butt off. Considering the weirdness of my bros case he's done well in that he repped himself in court and won 50/50 custody which is unheard of I'm told.