Do I Have to Continue Paying Child Support if I Lost My Job?

Do I Have to Continue Paying Child Support if I Lost My Job?

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Our firm recognizes the stress of losing a job can have on an individual, especially if they are responsible for child support payments. Read on and reach out to our skilled Nassau County child support attorney to discuss your options. Our legal team is here to help you. We are just one call away.

If I lost my job, do I still have to pay child support?

If you have recently lost your job, you may be wondering whether you still have to pay child support. You will have to resume paying child support unless otherwise stated by a New York Court. With that being said, you may be able to change the frequency or amount of payments under specific circumstances. To learn more and discuss the details of your specific case, reach out to our skilled family law attorneys today.

How can I modify child support?

You will want to keep in mind that it is not always easy to adjust your child support agreement. This is because child support is computed carefully. However, there are some instances that can merit a modification. For the most part, there must be an unforeseen and significant change, including the following:

  • Losing a job
  • Receiving a promotion or getting a higher-paying job
  • Coming into a large inheritance
  • Remarrying
  • Losing a home

It is essential to note that if you have become unemployed because you quit your job or you were fired for gross negligence or criminal misconduct, you will most likely not be able to modify your agreement. If you think you need to adjust your child support agreement, you will want to reach out to a skilled family law attorney. An attorney will file the motion for modification and then show the court why your modification is needed. Give our firm a call today to speak with a dedicated attorney.

How do courts in New York make child support determinations?

Child support is incredibly important to the well-being of a child. As a result, there are a lot of factors that will go into determining the arrangement. Some of these factors include:

  • The number of children living in your household
  • The age of your children
  • The terms of your child custody agreement
  • Whether your children have any special needs
  • Whether your children will pursue higher education
  • You and your former spouse’s yearly income

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