Child Support Modification
by Jina Anderson
I do not have an attorney and my divorce is supposed to be finalized next Wednesday the 28th of October. I signed the divorce and custody papers a few weeks ago and the hearing was set. Then, last Tuesday I got fired from my job and I dont even know why. I called my husbands attorney and told her I lost my job last week so I was concerned because I agreed to pay $400.00 a month in child support.
Her response was to tell me that they would put off the hearing until after the 1st of the year to give me time to find a job. I think she believes I got fired on purpose which I would never do, however, I believe she meant it as a threat by saying she would put it off. So, my question is, can I file for a modification as soon as the order is put in place next Wednesday because I do not want my divorce put off. Everytime we get close to this being settled they move it back. Its a game to my husband and his attorney and Ive had enough. I want it over with. I have no problem paying my support but it should be based on my true income and all I get is VA disability right now and its only $497.00 a month.