I’m the parent who pays support. If I’m laid off due to COVID-19, what happens to my child support obligation?
A court order for child support continues until it is modified or terminated. That means your child support is still due.
Depending on the length of the lay-off, a modification may be appropriate. Contact us to discuss your circumstances. Local office contact information can be found on our LOCATIONS page, or you can use our CONTACT US form.
If you receive unemployment compensation, your child support may be withheld from the benefits.
We are evaluating what actions we can take to help families affected by COVID-19, as is the federal child support program. We will post any child support related information on our website.