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Layoffs, Furloughs and Child Support


Being laid off from a job is difficult. It affects the whole family emotionally, physically, and financially. Managing your budget, applying for assistance and searching for other jobs is a full-time job in itself. If you have children, you have additional issues including child support and custody. It is important that you fully understand your obligations and requirements and what you need to do. What happens when you no longer have the ability to pay child support due to a layoff or furlough?

Child support is a court determined amount paid to the custodial parent to help with the care and expenses of a child or children. You must formally seek a modification of your child support order if you wish to have your payments reduced and modified. The income of both parties is used to determine the specific amount of child support along with the amount of overnights each parent has with the child. Once a court has ordered child support, it will not stop if you lose your job. Failure to pay child support may have serious consequences, including incarceration.

Find out what your options are and what is available to help you through these tough times.Doing the right thing will help you and your family in many ways.

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