Ask A Lawyer: With a Lost Job, Can Child Support Be Reduced?

Question:

If I loose my job can I have my child support payments reduced or stopped via a modification to the original divorce papers?

 

 

 

 

 

Answer:

Yes, if the change in income is substantial and continuing.  If this is a temporary layoff (example:  GM closing plants for 6-9 weeks) it would not be continuing and subject to a modification.

 

Spencer E. Williams is the Team Leader over St Louis, St Charles, Indianapolis and Arnold (Jefferson County, MO) offices of Cordell & Cordell, P.C. where he practices exclusively in the area of domestic relations. Mr. Williams has tried numerous cases dealing with complex custody issues, maintenance, business assets and personal asset division. 

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