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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