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I suggest that you can file a Modification in the court that issued the Court Order for child support. In the Modification you will note that you lost your job, in good faith and anticipation of getting a job that paid the same or more you continued to pay, but now you have a job that is significantly lower in pay and need to have the child support modified accordingly
You can get the Modification documents from the clerk of the court and you should be able to proceed without the help of a local attorney.
Just tell the clerk that you want to file a Child Support modification pro se, on your own
So there's no minimum amount of time that the new circumstances have to be in place before I can try to make changes?
No. I suggest you file the modification now
As long as you can show that you have tried to get work making the same money and just not available at this time, and that you are not deliberately trying to self impoverish, you should get a modification, if even temporary
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Thank you. // KTM