Can the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect My Alimony or Child Support Payments?

Can the Coronavirus Pandemic Affect My Alimony or Child Support Payments?

As a result of the Coronavirus spread throughout the country and the state of New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo manded stay-at-home orders for all residents in addition to the closure of all non-essential businesses. As a result of this, people are experiencing significant changes to their lives. Not only does this include isolation within their homes, but it may also mean the loss of a job and income for many. It is because of this that many people are going through financial hardship, making it difficult to maintain alimony or child support payments.

Individuals facing these challenges should know that they are still obligated to make these payments as long as it is required by the court. They can only be terminated if a formal order or agreement is issued by the court. However, there are options available for relief. This can be done by requesting a modification of support payments with the court. If granted, the individual can be allowed changes in the amount of frequency of the payments they owe so that it better suits their current financial situation. The options available can vary depending on the circumstances, which is why it is best to speak with an attorney to understand what steps can be taken. 

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The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC understands the harsh implications of relocation can have on a child and his or her parents. When you have a contested relocation matter, it is important to have an experienced attorney to represent you in court. If you are faced with a relocation matter in Rockland County, contact The Law Office of Peter L. Jameson, PLLC today to schedule a consultation.