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in the state of nj if you are currently unemployed and receiving

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in the state of nj if you are currently unemployed and receiving unemployment benefis and have a child support order for approx, 235.00 per week how is the modification of this order determined for the lowering of child support
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Cedric replied 6 years ago.
It's more that each court is different. Assuming you get a sympathetic judge, he should reduce your income in proportion to how much you're receiving on unemployment relative to how much you received on your job. So, for instance if you were making 1,000 a week on your job and now get 400 dollar payments, you'd have to pay 2/5 of the 235 dollars.

Regardless, you definitely don't have anything to lose by petitioning th court to reevaluate the child support order, and more than likely there should be (hopefully a substantial) deduction in the amount you pay for child support, as that appears to have been based on you making way more than you will be receiving under unemployment unfortunately.
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