Who is going to court? The court has to factor in the income of both parents to ensure that person paying child support has enough money to live there life.
However, most times parents do try to avoid paying child support and alimony by showing that the income has been reduced while technically they are making money of the books (not recorded) to meet there basic needs and short changing the child and the custodial parent.
If you believe genuine reason for modification than don’t contest it. If you feel he or she is short changing you than you need to get a competent and aggressive attorney to contest the modification and proof that the child support shouldn’t be modified.
Ahsan A. Syed, PSC // Stephanie Emanuel answer and comments are for general purposes only. Please contact an attorney that you are comfortable with working and discussing your case.
No, it all depends on the facts presented to the judge. If there is a real decrease in income, child support can be lowered. The best thing to do is get with an experienced family law attorney to review all of your facts and papers.
This answer is not legal advice, and does not create an attorney - client relationship. This answer is for educational purposes only.
What income is the current order of support based upon ($96,0000) ? What did he earn in 2017? If his income was lower in 2017 then was the reduction in income involuntary?
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