Pay will drop from 2800 per month to 910 per month.
I'm in maryland and my daughter is in Puerto Rico.
I can't afford 1000 a month for one child anymore
You have the right to file for modification of child support to get it significantly reduced based on your reduced income. Sometimes the other parent will say, "Oh, don't bother going to court, you can pay me a lot less now." And then the payor does not go to court, does not modify the court order on child support, and then after a few years the receiver of child support goes back to court to demand enforcement of the payment of the difference between the court order and the reduced amount. A court order does not change automatically, because you MUST do something to change the court order, otherwise, it remains, and at some point you will be forced to pay the difference. So be sure to file a motion to modify child support as soon as you can. Check with an attorney for help in getting this done.
This is NOT legal advice, is GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY, and does NOT establish an Attorney/Client Relationship with you. Therefore my answer cannot address your specific legal situation and you should not rely upon my answer in your legal matter. I am an attorney licensed in Maryland and California.
You will have to file Petition for Modification of Child support obligation based on substantial change in circumstances. You will indicate that your medical condition and new income level.
Request a hearing. You can either file it in the court which originally had child support determination hearing or in Porto Rico, the place of residence where your daughter lives. You may ned to hire Porto Rico lawyer.
David's answer is spot on. You will need to file a modification of child support in the state that originally order the child support obligation. If the mother and the child no longer live in the state that originally ordered child support and have not for over 6 months it is possible that the case can get transferred to the state that the child now resides in (however having an attorney can help prevent that from occurring).
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