submitted by Carla V. Risoldi, LLC, risoldilawoffices.com
Q. I pay child support through the court system. I recently changed jobs and make more money due to overtime. What are my obligations?
A. If you look at your support order, there is language requiring you to advise the court of any changes in your income. Also, all income counts, including overtime income. It is your obligation to contact the domestic relations section in the county where your order is entered and advise them of your new job and income. They will most likely schedule the matter for a conference to determine how the new income will affect the support that you owe. At the new conference, a calculation will be made to determine your new obligations. You should always bring an attorney to these conferences as there is much more involved than just plugging numbers into the support guidelines.
This is for general purposes only. You should always consult with an attorney before making any important legal decisions or signing any legal document.