Roswell Child Support: He's threatening to quit his job

Posted by William H. Sherman on Nov 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: My husband wants to get a divorce after 14 years of marriage.  We live in Roswell, GA.  He said that he doesn't want to pay me child support because I was cheating with his friend.  He said that he can quit his job as a dentist and not work and then I won't get any child support because he won't have any income.

I'm worried that I won't get any support because we have 4 children and they are all under the age of 10.  As a single mother I don't know what I'll do.  I haven't worked in over 10 years.  I used to work in retail but that was before we were married and then he told me I couldn't work.  He would not let me.

I only cheated with his friend once that he knows about.  But even though I made a mistake, I think he should still pay child support.  If he doesn't, then we'll have to go on some government program like welfare or food stamps just to make ends meet.  My friend in Roswell told me that her ex-husband stopped working and she didn't get child support after their divorce.

Answer: If your husband quits his job to avoid paying child support, the court will base a child support order on what he's capable of earning.  He cannot stop working to escape his child support responsibility.

Your attorney needs to prove what his income was as a practicing dentist.  That can be demonstrated by bank records, tax documents and by other means.  We have been able to impute income for many clients when faced with a similar situation.  We have seen executives, doctors, engineers and a host of other professionals try to shirk their responsibility to pay a fair amount of child support.

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