Can I Stop Paying Child Support or Alimony if My Business Closed Due to COVID-19?

The new coronavirus has impacted all of us, whether directly or indirectly. Unfortunately, if you are a business owner, or even an employee, the virus may have caused your finances to take a substantial hit. Many small business owners have been forced to temporarily close up shop due to their business being deemed “non-essential.” Not only does this drastically affect their business, but their employees, now unable to return to work, are also taking a hit. That being said, if you are someone who has either temporarily lost your job or have been forced to close your business and have child support or alimony payments due, you are most likely now very concerned about the process going forward. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorneys to learn more about how we can help you.

Can I Stop Paying Child Support or Alimony if My Business Closed Due to COVID-19?

Do I have to continue paying child support/alimony if the new coronavirus closed my business/caused me to lose my job?

This is a very common question that continues to crop up amidst this pandemic, and we are here to address it now. Though these are unprecedented times, there are a few things that are certain. First, if you can establish that you have experienced a significant change in circumstances, you may be able to file a motion with the court requesting a modification to your child support/alimony terms. This modification may include a reduction in your alimony or child support payment or a suspension of one or both of these payments during the pandemic. Another option would be to enter a consent order with your former partner or spouse whereby you agree to the terms of the modification without the need to file a motion. In either circumstance, you will benefit from the guidance of an experienced New Jersey family law attorney.

If you have any further questions regarding a temporary suspension or reduction of alimony/child support payments in the wake of the new coronavirus, give our knowledgeable, compassionate New Jersey firm a call. We are here to help.

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