April 12th, 2013 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq.
Economists have said that this is the worst economic decline our country has seen since the 1920’s. Unemployment in New Jersey has risen to 8.3% and is continuing to increase for the 14th consecutive month. While overtime, bonuses and pay rates are being cut on a daily basis, spousal and child support obligations must be paid or the payor may face loss of driver’s license and even incarceration. Support obligations do not modify themselves because a payor has suddenly lost their job or taken a pay cut. Instead, the burden is on the payor to ask the Court or their former spouse for assistance.