What if if a parent goes to college, is incarcerated, disabled, or changes careers to reduce...

What if if a parent goes to college, is incarcerated, disabled, or changes careers to reduce their income? Generally, if a party voluntarily decreases or eliminates their income, they are still obligated to pay the child support as ordered by the court. However, where a party goes to college and the court determines that's in the best interests of the children, because the parent will be earning more money for example, the court can reduce or eliminate the child support for a period of time while the parent attends college. As far as a disability, if a parent becomes disabled, they should file the appropriate pleadings with the court if they cannot get an agreement with their ex-spouse so that the court can determine if their child support should be modified or terminated.

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