Swedesboro, NJ asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania

Q: If my son's mother quits her job intentionally, can she take me back to court for more money?

2 Lawyer Answers

Kathryn Hilbush

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Media, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If she quits her job without good cause and you can prove it, she may be held to an earning capacity equivalent to what she earned at the job she quit.

Dawn Padanyi

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Depends on the reason that she quits the job. Generally the court will not modify a support order due to a voluntary reduction in pay, however there are few circumstances where the Court may find it justifiable. If you find yourself in this situation, then contact a local attorney for a consultation on the matter.

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