Job losses cause new stress for divorced parents paying child support

Jerry Gretzinger & WNYT Staff
Updated: April 06, 2020 07:02 PM
Created: April 06, 2020 06:10 PM

Nearly 370,000 New Yorkers filed first-time claims for unemployment last week. The Capital Region is one of the hardest-hit areas.   However, there's a whole other level of uncertainty and stress facing parents who are divorced - or are getting divorced.


In New York state, losing your job does not automatically terminate a person's responsibility to pay child support or alimony - even in the event of a global pandemic.

To change support agreements, the courts have to grant a modification. With courts closed - and such modifications not falling within the realm of essential matters - options are few.

Learn more about what you can do, by watching the video of Jerry Gretzinger's story.

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