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Where to go for help with a USA child support order

To make a long story short. The American father lives/works in CH, kids and ex wife are in the USA. He has an USA order to pay $4000 a month for the past 10 years. They made a verbal and written in an email agreement 10 years ago that he would pay $3000 per month instead of $4000. NOW for whatever reason, the ex wife has sent an order to Switzerland saying he owes the arrears for that $1000 less per month that the father was paying all of these years and Switzerland of course is enforcing the order and taking 50% of his pay.
Kids are 17 & 18.
Whew, my question is, is there anywhere or anyone that the father can talk to to get this order looked at and changed. Is there a lawyer or judge who can look at this and either amend it or not or just give some advice on what he can do?

Poor thing is distraught and is looking for help.
Thanks in advance for your help.

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I'm not too familiar with such proceedings but I would suggest he gets in contact with a shyster lawyer who's specializing in this particular area of the law.
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Re: Where to go for help with a USA child support order

He can try a lawyer and take it to a Swiss court, but my guess is that a US court order will take precedence over any verbal arrangement he made later. Can he produce these e-mails as proof? If not, then he has no defence. May be the only way is to go back to the US court and get the order changed there.

Whether this will help any I don't know, but at least tells you/him how the Swiss system works.

https://www.ch.ch/en/divorce-and-mai...contributions/
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Re: Where to go for help with a USA child support order

Divorce laws are different in every state in the US, so the state the existing court order is from is quite important. In California, the existing court order is enforceable retroactively regardless of any subsequent side agreements the parties involved may have made between themselves.
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I'm not too familiar with such proceedings but I would suggest he gets in contact with a shyster lawyer who's specializing in this particular area of the law.
Anyone know a "shyster" lawyer I can refer him too?
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The state is very important, a lawyer from a different state is not very useful.
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