This post serves to conclude and recap my series on steps which a Las Vegas father should consider after losing his job. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic as, for obvious reasons, the legal process may not be the first thing one thinks about when they have been laid off or fired. The goal of my last several articles has been to provide information which will help dads to better understand their situation. This information should also help to make a more informed decision when one is selecting an attorney. If you require legal assistance then contact my office today to speak with a fathers’ rights lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Filing to modify child support after being laid off or fired
- Requesting a modification of spousal support or alimony
- Modifying child visitation to allow for new work hours
- Why fathers must seek employment after a job loss
These are important topics for a dad to understand. First, if you do not immediately file to modify your child support then you will continue to be obligated to pay the current court ordered amount. The sooner you modify the order then the sooner you will only be required to pay an amount which is proportional to your current income. Second, if you pay spousal support or alimony then you likely should file for modifications of those amounts as well. Third, you will likely be working different hours at a new job. Your child custody order should accurately reflect your current situation so that your right to see your child remains protected. Finally, it is important to immediately seek new employment or retraining. Failing to do so can result in the Court finding that you are “underemployed.”
If you have been laid off or terminated then it is best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Counsel will begin taking the steps needed to make sure that your situation does not become worse than it needs to be. I regularly assist Las Vegas fathers who are going through such a situation. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation.