Quitting his job

If he is laid off and is unable, despite reasonable efforts, to make a comparable salary, that could have the effect of lowering his child support obligation, at least temporarily. However, if he quits voluntarily and makes no effort to secure comparable income, he would be deliberately depressing his income. In that case, his prior income could be imputed to him so that his child support obligation could be calculated using his higher former income.

Lara Stanford Davis
The Rosen Law Firm
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Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Today’s economy is not the greatest. My ex’s company has been laying off employees each quarter. He is in fear of losing his job. He says each day he walks into work wondering if it will be his last. This has become extremely stressful on him and is considering quitting his job to seek another.

What if he quits? What impact does this have on the child support? In other words, how will my children be provided for? What options are available?

Are the results any different should he be laid off?