As an experienced Saratoga Child Support Lawyer, I am most often asked what to do if a child support order needs to be changed because of loss of job.
- The most important thing to do if a lost job makes it necessary to modify or reduce a child support order is file a petition to modify support in the family court as soon as possible.
- Time is of the essence here, because any reduction in support will be retroactive only to the petition’s filing date.
- Support is not automatically reduced. It is up to the payer to file a petition to make the court aware of the circumstances so that a proposed modification can be addressed.
Did you lose your job and need to make a change in your support order? Contact knowledgeable Saratoga Child Support Lawyer Jennifer Sunderlin Morton for help.