Sexual harassment

If a non-custodial parent filed for a child support “deviation” to have the child support based on actual costs. Then after months of discovery, the child support amount was based on actual costs and signed by a judge and both parties. Then eight weeks later the non-custodial parent was terminated from their employment due to sexual harassment. Does that mean that the child support amount automatically changes due to the sexual harassment and being terminated for cause. ( Assuming they have about a million dollars in the bank). Would the child support still be based on the actual costs since the actual costs didn’t change within eight weeks?

If you have an order for child support that is not a temporary order, regardless on whether it is based on costs for the child or on the worksheet per the NC Child Support Guidelines, the order can only be modified if there is a substantial change in circumstances affecting the wellbeing of the minor child(ren).

Being terminated from employment because of sexual harassment may not be enough to show a substantial change in circumstances affecting the wellbeing of the minor child(ren).


Anna Ayscue

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