Buffalo Child Support Attorney Discusses Modifying Child Support Due to Job Loss
As an accomplished Buffalo Child Support Attorney I am often asked about modifying child support because one of the spouse’s has lost their job. When child support orders are in place, it’s important to seek court intervention if you’re looking to change that child support order. The courts generally expect compliance with orders, so if you’re looking to modify an order, you need to bring an application before the court. It’s very important to do so as soon as there’s been a change in your income. If you lose your job, you and your attorney will discuss whether or not you are able to file a Petition for Modification of your child support obligation. It will depend upon whether or not your job loss is related to voluntary action or involuntary action. If the court finds that you are at fault for losing your job, you may not be entitled to a modification. If there’s been an involuntary layoff, you may be entitled to modification of support and it will depend upon the specific facts and circumstances in your case.
Have you lost your job recently and want to change your child support as a result? If so, contact the experienced Buffalo Child Support Attorney Rebecca Talmud.