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If I get a take a second job can my wife use that to seek a modification

Canton, MA |

I already work 45 hours per week and don't even take lunch.

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Filed under: Child support Alimony
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You are only required to work one full time job and under the new alimony statute second or part time positions in addition to your full time job cannot be considered when calculating alimony. However, if you are asking about child support, when you run the child support guidelines and if you include your second job, it could show an increase in income which could cause you to have to pay more in Child Support, in that case your counsel needs to argue that you are working above and beyond what is normal but that is a diffucult argument. Take care and good luck.

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She may be able to on child support but not alimony.


As the other two said:

The law assumes that your EXis entitled to only minimal support. If you choose to better yourself by working 2 jobs, you won't have to give extra to your ex.

The law assumes that your CHILD, however, is entitled to more than minimal support. If you make more money, you'll probably have to give some up to better the life of your child.

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It depends on what she seeks to modify, and why you obtained a second job. If you obtained a second job for the sole purpose of allowing you to pay the child support amount already ordered by the Court - the income from this second job will likely not be utilized for the purposes of increasing child support - as per the child support guidelines. Including income from any second job is completely within the discretion of the Court for the purposes of alimony.

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Howard M Lewis

Howard M Lewis


great answer

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