Do I have to pay alimony and chid support from my severance check?

I’m paying child support and alimony, and I just got layoff from my job

Asked on March 26, 2018 under Family Law, New York


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Severence pay is treated like income under the law so yes, you would have to pay the support you are equired.  But if you got laid off you should seek consultation for a downward modification asap.  It is retroactive to the date of filing.  And keep a log of jobs you apply to as well.  Good luck.

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