Currently I have a wife and two kids and I have never have asked for a support modification from my ex whom i have a 5 year old with I have a good job that pays well above the average for the industry im in but will have to take a substantial paycut if i move to a similar job. The reason i am seeking employment elsewhere is because my ex is dating a coworker and unfortunately this has led to a very tumultuous work environment where I am harassed on a daily basis by him fellow coworkers and even management aswell.
My quick reaction is that most judges wouldn't react well to that case but a good answer requires a broad analysis of detailed facts (in other words you need to spend time with your attorney discussing the real issues here, which are actually not financial).
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Most Judges are not going to grant a reduction in child support based upon an intentional reduction in earnings. You would have a difficult time justifying this intentional reduction without proving that your current job is a source of severe medical or psychological problems. That would required expert testimony. It would be a public trial, requiring you to testify also. If you are still interested in going forward, meet with an experienced family law attorney before making any changes.
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