I am overworking myself in order to meet my child support obligation, but it has come at the expense of actually spending time with my children.
Because I have to work two jobs six days a week I often am unable to use my scheduled parenting time. But if I don’t work these jobs then I can’t afford child support.
How can I prove to the court that it’s better for the kids to see me more often even if it means working less with a lower income resulting in less child support?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Georgia child support laws where I am licensed to practice.
At any time after a divorce decree is entered, and two years after a modification is completed (which was filed by the same party), a parent can request a child support modification if he/she has experienced a reduction of income or significant change in financial circumstances.
Where I practice, the courts have held than a reduction in income of 10% or greater is cause for a modification of child support. Typically, if an individual is paid hourly, income will be based on a 40-hour workweek, unless a party consistently works overtime then that amount will be averaged into the gross income.
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Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.