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I am currently searching for employment, so I am expecting to work it's a matter of who for, when and how much. I was making $67000 but now I'm not. My pockets are not deep and I am living off my savings now.
Without information on your income, it will be impossible to estimate your support obligation.
The best I can do right now is provide you with a shared custody child support calculator for Virginia: http://supportsolver.com/2004/dc640_04.htm
There is nothing wrong with attempting to modify your support, and social services will not hold it against you. But as someone who (I am guessing by your choice of words) voluntarily left his job, your support may not be modified... There is also the additional issue that you will probably be employed again shortly, and another review and adjustment would have to happen then.
Still, you should attempt it. You can follow the instructions on this form and request a review and adjustment: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/files/division/dcse/intro_page/parents_guardians/forms/032-18-0820-04-eng.pdf
Mail here: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/dcse/index.cgi
Any time there has been a decrease in income by 25%, you can request adjustment.
Thanks for the child support calculator for Virginia, I wasn't able to access it at the State's web site. Very helpful. Also, I appreciate your caution in reference to the voluntary leave. I was concerned that the Virginia law favored the mother. After using the calculator, I will be able to present my findings to the mother and hope that we can resolve this without legal action.
No problem, good luck.
One other note, it is common to impute minimum wage to an unemployed person for suypport purposes, even for temporary orders. So you don't want to give yourself zero income, you shuold base it off a full time, minimum wage job.
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