If I’m locked up are my child support payments reduced?

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If I’m locked up are my child support payments reduced?

Asked on December 2, 2015 under Family Law, Louisiana

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Typically no, they would not be reduced. Courts usually only reduce your payments (on proper application) for events beyond your control, like an involuntary layoff. But you get locked up because of something you did, so the courts do not reduce the payments for events which you caused or contributed to.


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