My divorce question is about modifying child support while temporarily out of work.
Can I reduce my child support payments until I am working full-time again? If I file for a modification, will it just be increased again once I’m back working?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Missouri child support laws where I am licensed to practice.
In order to modify a previous child support order, you must show there has been a substantial and continuing change since the original order. Here, although your disability may be a substantial change since the original order, since it is only short-term disability it would likely be difficult to show it is a continuing change.
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Additionally, if you are granted a child support modification, if you later become employed at a higher wage your ex-spouse can also seek a modification based on the same standard stated above.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.