Q: How does child support payments work when your staying at home to care for my daughter with an illness?
I lost my job due to having to stay home to care for my four year old daughter recently diagnosed with epilepsy. I have always paid for child support for my two older children and unemployment denied me because my old job instead of firing me put I quit showing up. Which is true, I had to care for my daughter in the hospital. I’m staying home but my wife is still employed she is covering our bills. I’m currently homeschooling her, my question is what can I do about the child support? I can’t leave my daughter in child care due to her condition and have no family to watch her.
A: Contact the child support office and tell them your situation. Tell them you need to modify or abate your child support.
Please note that if you are unemployed you are still responsible for paying some amount of child support. However, you may be able to get it lowered to the amount of a person that makes minimum wage.
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