Description: The article is about child support texas login. The author discusses the topics about what you can do to still do your child support obligations when you lost your job or in financial hardship. He gives his professional suggestions about this.
I am going to talk about child support modification and child support enforcement in the state of New York. First of all, getting a downward modification is a very difficult thing to do, I would never suggest you do it without counsel. Many people go into court and they will try and litigate issues of child support without having counsel, it’s not a simple process. You need to make sure that you have counsel first of all.
Second, you need to get a child support modification, you have to show a substantial unanticipated change in circumstances. That has to be something unforeseen. I will tell you that. Generally speaking, if you are laid off and receiving unemployment, you will be able to get your child support modified.
If you are injured and placed on workers compensation and your w-2 wage earner, generally speaking, you’re going to be able to have your child support modified to what you’re receiving through workers compensation. If you are self-employed, it becomes a much more difficult analysis, it can be a much more difficult factual problem for your attorneys.
When people are self-employed, the courts always encounter people who are playing games with reporting their income, they come into court and pull their pockets’ inside out and say they are broke. They can’t make any money and they can’t make their support payments, that is definitely a situation where you need to have counsel, you need to establish it on a factual basis as to why you cannot make what you had made before.
The other thing that I always counsel people when it comes to child support is when you have an order in place. There is going to be a change in your income. You’re going on strike, you are going to be laid off, you should walk into the courthouse as soon as you know that happens and file a petition to modify your child support in a downward manner.
Even if you don’t hire counsel, you should get that petition filed and find the attorney because your attorney can change that petition, they can modify it, they can amend it after you’ve already filed it. Once you are unable to pay your child support obligations and those arrears are adding up, the only way that you’re going to get those arrears reduced is through agreement from the person who’s receiving child support.
If you’re divorced, it’s can be a little harder to get agreement from that person that you’ve been divorced from to get those arrears reduced. The only way that you can place it in a situation where you have some control over is the filed petition.
You need to make sure to file that petition to modify your child support, there’s going to be an interruption in your income, you should file the petition as soon as possible. You should get an attorney, you should get the petition filed in Family Court, you need to act on it as soon as you can so that the arrears don’t add up.
You should not let it turns into a situation where you’re going to end up with a judgment because you’ve been laid off or you’re out of work on workers compensation. When it comes to enforcement petitions, we try to put it into a situation where there’s a repayment arrangement.
This is a situation, when you have a lot of arrears added up, you can be incarcerated for it if you’re found to have willfully violated it in order, it’s called contempt. You can be placed in jail for child support arrears. The way you get around that is to pay something, you should always pay something.
I don’t care if you’re collecting cans or you’re paying $20 a week, you should at least pay something. If your incoming has been interrupted and you can’t make ends meet, you should at least throw $20 at the person who’s supposed to receive child support from you on a regular basis.
So that we can at least make the argument that you’re trying to do something to meet that obligation that you have. The courts are not going to care about every other obligation you have, supporting your child is going to be paramount, that is the first thing that you need to pay rather than buying groceries for yourself. You need to make sure that those things are getting paid.
We’re going to try to get the situation where we get a repayment arrangement, we can put into place with something that is liveable for you, we can keep you out of jail, we can keep you working and keep you paying the child support.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to discuss your child support obligations, you can feel free to pick up the phone, you can call us or send us an email, let’s talk about it, let’s see if we can work this problem out for you, let’s see if we can put you in a position where the circumstances are something that you can live with.