it would be for the amount they want per paycheck. I don't make anything near the amount they assumed.
---> Ahhhhhhhh...now we are getting somewhere.
---> The word "assumed" tells me that your imcome was "imputed"...meaning that they didn't actually have copies of your tax returns or W-2s, so they probably looked at what you do for a living, how long you have been doing it and what the "average" was.
---> So...to answer your original questions of whether or not you are going to need an attorney...that all depends, but I'm guessing here on what you aren't saying, that it would be best if you retained an attorney for this matter.
If you air your dirty linen in public, expect people to comment on the skid marks!