Unemployment and Child Support

How does unemployment affect child support?

Unemployment and child support are related. It can result in lower child support payments. However, this will depend why you are unemployed. Were you laid off, or were you fired? Did you quit your job, or were you injured? Are you in treatment or in jail?

The Court will look at whether you are unable to find work, or if you are voluntarily underemployed.

Laid off and collecting unemployment

If you were laid off by your employer, then you are probably OK. Your unemployment benefits are considered your income. The benefit is usually ¬† Continue reading “Unemployment and Child Support”