My ex recently took me to court to decrease child support and ended up getting the commissioner to order me to pay him support. $600/month. We have joint custody. If I’m fired from my job, can I get this amount lowered or even “thrown out?”
It depends on the circumstances of you being fired. If there is a decrease in your income from your own actions (eg. quitting the job, being fired for bad behavior, etc.), then the Court could continue to attribute you with the former level of income you were earning. If there is a decrease in your income due to circumstances out of your control (eg. the company is downsizing/closing, or you are disabled and unable to continue working), then you can petition the Court for a downward modification of the support order based on a substantial change in circumstances.
I am licensed to practice law only in Delaware, and because we've never met, I cannot give you "legal advice." My answer here is simply a discussion based on my experience as an attorney in Delaware and my knowledge of the law. Even if you are in Delaware, questions of law are very fact specific, and based on the limited information I have from your post, I cannot give you legal advice. My answer is intended as general information only. This answer does not create any attorney-client relationship.
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