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Child Support Questions: Can My Ex be Forced to Get a Job?

child supportYou’re going through a divorce and this is a financially straining time for you. Because of this, you might wonder if the courts can force your ex to get a job if you are expecting help with child support and more. You might be working very hard to keep your family afloat and wondering why your ex isn’t expected to do the same. How can the courts play a role in this?

How the Courts Can Help

Often times, these aspects will depend on the circumstances of your marriage, the ages of your ex-spouse, and your ex’s ability to work. Every parent does have a duty to support their children. Sometimes this is not as easy to enforce based on the specifics of your marriage and what you are left to do when all is said and done. Let’s say that you, the wife, were a stay-at-home mother your whole life and never attended college, ultimately giving up many of your dreams to be there for your family. Now you are going through divorce and you wonder how you will support yourself. In some cases, you might be supported through alimony while you put yourself through school and return to a normal lifestyle. Speaking to a family law attorney on how to begin your child support case is vital. Get the guidance you need today.

But what happens if your ex chooses not to work even though they are perfectly able to do so – then will the court be able to help you get the child support you and your family deserves? You might be able to move forward with a Seek Work order, which could determine if your ex absolutely has to seek work. The court will give a reasonable amount of time for your ex to find a job, and if they do not they could be held in contempt. If there is a reasonable explanation on why your ex didn’t return to work, then this will be given at the court hearing.

Of course, every scenario is different, so you might find that it varies. Either way, we want to stand by your side because we understand that receiving child support is important for you and your family. Call us for more information on how we can stand by your side at this time.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.