I have had a verbal agreement with my ex-wife for the last eight years regarding child support. Because of the economy, I have been unemployed for several years.
I just recently gained employment and started getting my life back together, but now my wife has filed a show cause for the previous eight years of support. According to the show cause, I could be imprisoned, which would do her no good and only ruin what I have worked so hard for.
Do I have any recourse?
I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general tips regarding child support.
I recommend consulting with an attorney in your state to determine what your specific course of action should be. Even if you were not employed, unfortunately the child support obligation still exists.
Your attorney can provide the court with appropriate facts and explain your employment situation.
Additionally, support may be increased or decreased depending upon the wage you are making at this point in time.