Shrewsbury, MA asked in Divorce and Child Support for Massachusetts

Q: Child Support during unemployment

I lost my job back in July (Massachusetts). I will return to work next month. By the time I return to work I will have been paying full child support for 10 weeks. My child support exceeds my income (unemployment insurance) by $100 weekly so it has put a big dent in my savings.

Petitioned for a court date straight away and that will be next week. Can I expect to get a refund back from my ex wife?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: If the Court reduces your child support it could be retroactive to the date of service of the Modification Complaint, but you will need to address that with the Court since most orders are prospective.

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