Long Island Divorce & Family Law Firm Established in 1976

The Economy & Child Support

How has the downturn in the economy affected child support? Due to recent economic circumstances (including increased cost of living, job losses, and decreased household income), we have seen a large increase in clients seeking to modify their child support obligations. Usually, when a parent can demonstrate a significant reduction in income, there is a basis to obtain a judicial redetermination of support. Proof of unemployment earnings, a recent pay stub, or other credible proof of the reduction in earnings would be necessary.