My husband is a non-custodial parent who pays $450 a month for one child age 9. He recently had to quit his full-time job to care for his mother. She suffered two strokes and is completely bed-ridden. He has secured a job to provide 24 hour care for her. He now works overnight to take care of his mother during the day between naps. And I work first shift to take care of her at night while he is at work. We had a live-in caretaker who retired after being with us for almost 2 years. Unfortunately, we are unable to secure assistance for a facility or additional help for his mom due to lack of funds and insurance limitations.
He is no longer making the money he used to and no longer works full-time (approximately 36 hours a week now - 7pm to 5am M-Th).
He has completed the paperwork to file for a modification/reduction of his child support; however, I am wondering if a judge will deem his actions as voluntary.