Sale of stock income?

Is the one time sale of stock included as income in child support calculations? Ex. If I have to sell $500k in private company stock due to stock restrictions, could that be the basis of a motion to adjust child support?

Sale of stock would be considered income for child support purposes however, it is likely not enough to be a basis to modify a child support order if it is one-time. A child support order can only be modified upon a substantial change in circumstances affecting the wellbeing of the minor child(ren).

Anna Ayscue

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