I am on the verge of losing my last two employees of my small business and unable to find dependable workers. Im forced to make a decision to close my business after 15 years. Both mothers of my two children are unwilling to work with my court ordered support and come to an agreement to modify the amounts. If I lose my business due to no fault of my own, I lose the only income I have. Would the court consider my situation to reduce or suspend it until I am able to find stable work again?
If you have experienced a substantial change in economic circumstance since the entry of the last child support order or judgment in your case, you can seek a modification to reflect your (and your co-parents') new income level. You can do this either administratively, through the Support Enforcement Division of the Department of Justice, or through a motion to the Circuit Court where your custody and support judgment is filed, if you have one. Note that, if you have two different parents, this would be two different proceedings.
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