In today’s economy, family lawyers are often faced with the proposition that existing marital and child support obligations are financially overburdening to the payor.
If you are a payor that has had a reduction in salary, what can you do?
If you fall into this category, you should contact a lawyer immediately and ask him/her to file a petition for modification. It may take several months before you get in front of a support master, but under Pa R.C. P. 1910.17 a reduction may be awarded retroactively to the date of the filing of the petition for modification. So, time is of the essence.
Am I eligible for a reduction in support if I voluntarily left my job?
No. Pa R.C.P. 1910.16-2(d) does not allow for a reduction in support if your separation is voluntary.