DH is in the process of appealing now - the attorney who's our landlord is doing this for free. He'll file the papers this week. The other option if the appeal doesn't work is to move us and his kids into a small apartment, but we don't want to start looking until we know what's going to happen with the appeal. And our landlord really doesn't want us to move, which is why he's helping.
The official order just arrived in the mail that the first $1300 is due on March 1st. DH has no room in his budget for anything higher than $900, and even that is usually broken up into 2 payments. So it'll definitely go into arrears while this gets sorted out.
What does this mean? Wage garnishment? How long until that happens? Does it affect your credit or anything?