Hello all, I'm really hoping someone could help me. Divorced a couple years ago and the ex has full custody as I've been moving around a bit and used to drive trucks long haul. When support was initially calculated with my income at 54K/year and the ex at 24K/year I was/still am paying $1029 a month for 1 child. My income had dropped some due to job changes and long story short, I left california to live move in with my brother in oregon as I couldn't afford the support and still pay rent, then I moved to MN and after not being able to find work I got a temporary job, but it pays significantly less than what I used to make....like 360 a week before state and fed taxes. I want to have the support amount reviewed as she makes a few grand more, and my income has dropped considerably as well.
The problem I face now is that I can't afford to go down to TN for a court hearing, and I doubt I could afford a lawyer to be in my place, so I ask this: Does anyone know roughly what attorneys would charge representing for a support change, and 2. do I even stand a chance at getting it changed?
Oh another question, since I just started working again monday I have to call the child support office and give them my employer info so they can resume payroll deductions, but after the 258 a week I'll have little to no paycheck. In a situation like that is there some sort of 'emergency' review or am I up a creek without a paddle?
Thank you in advance for any answers you may have.