Q: In the state of New Jersey I pay child support but can’t offord it
I can offord the payment but I send something every week and I don’t have a job cause of covid but I do pay money to child support every week I have court soon and I’m not sure why
A: Thank you for your question. The court calculates child support based on a number of factors. To have that amount adjusted you need to prove a permanent change in circumstances. Unemployment is generally not considered permanent. You are likely being summoned to a court appearance for an enforcement hearing because you have not been paying the full amount owed. While it is admirable that you continue to make payments as you are able, you are still considered in arrears because you are not paying the full amount owed. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney who will help you understand all of your rights and obligations and help you decide the best course of, action moving forward.
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