My question involves child support in the State of: NY For starters, my situation is not unique I am sure, but I have scoured the internet and get nowhere and I'm not really concerned if my wife reads this and associates me with this question.
What strategies are available to someone that is left paying child support when unemployed leaving them 165 dollars to live on a week?
Downward modifications are such total bullshit as my attorney tells me that due to my being in a temporary order (over a year now) that it can't be addressed until the hearing of the divorce which will straighten it all out.
Where is the accountability for someone who 5 years ago was making over 60K and now takes a piss-ant part time daycare job where our child goes to making (my guess....at best 12K) a year. She has mad skills and a paralegal according to my location will earn around 55K on NY's website of wage schedule and I'm right where I have always been making around 35/40K on a good year...but not here the bottom and unemployed up to 5 months each year so far.....going back is not an option unless I want to be homeless in VA. Family here is my only saving grace but my body is failing me in my mid 40's with my back and now my damn knee that is getting an MRI tomorrow. I really don't want to go to jail, but I fear that my inabilities are creeping up on me fast and sooner or later I'm going to go into arrears and then onto jail when it tallies the magic 3K or 5K number and at over 800 a month it won't be long! So far I'm A+ for paying. I'm trying to be proactive and keep myself out of jail and do my homework now so I can be here for my daughter on Christmas and not behind bars because of money or lack of an ability to obtain it.