North Las Vegas, NV asked in Child Support and Family Law for Nevada

Q: Am I allowed to modify child support with my current situation?

1 year ago my ex moved out of town and gave me full custody of our son. She quit her job and refuses to look for workAt the time we agreed that nobody would pay child support but she would be responsible for 50% of clothes and school supplies. She has not followed that part of the Stipulation and Order that was filed with the court and refuses to pay child support. I was laid off in September and filed a motion to modify child support. The judge said that I proved a change in circumstances and would receive child support. He sent us to mediation to complete a parenting plan and set a continued hearing to rule on the amount. Before that could happen my case was transferred to a new judge. She ruled that I am not entitled to support. My income definitely changed more than 20% and I would think losing a job qualifies as a change in circumstances (since the first judge said so) and my ex is now selling food online, but its all under the table. I found a new job but dont make as much.

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Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo
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A: I suggest you seek guidance from an experienced Family Law attorney that can help to review your case and the judge's ruling to best determine your available options.

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