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after a job change for child support can u go back on past earnings to get except payment from spouse
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago
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Hello

This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.

I am unclear what you are asking? Does someone owe back support? Can you explain a bit more briefly please?

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no back support mom has changed job to take lesser pay to get more child support so can I go back to past potential earnings to establish child support payment and how many years if so
Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

I understand.

In these situations, the court will look at the parent's "Earning ability" One parent cannot self impoverish or take a lower pay in an effort to avoid their share of support to a child.

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Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

So In your case, the court should go back 3 to 5 years and then calculate her earning potential based on her income during that time.

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Family Lawyer: Samuel II, Attorney at Law replied 2 years ago

You can provide her education, skills, work experience and her earnings for 3 to 5 years prior for the court, yes.

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