Normally courts will order a non-working parent who is capable of working, to search for a job, not to find one. A typical example would be a court order to submit 60 resumes to 60 different employers in 30 days. If your ex has not complied with the job search order he can be held in contempt of court, however if he has complied with the order and has simply not found a job he will not be held in contempt.
The state will not pay you the back dated amounts of child support as there is no program that has the funding to do so.
If your ex is receiving unemployment child support will not be increased in the modification as unemployment will be less that what he was receiving in pay with his former empoloyer.
Erin E. Clarey
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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Charlotte, NC 28262
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Durham, NC 27713
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