Q: I lost my job a few months ago due to covid and an accident I was in limiting my productivity. I am not receiving any benefits or any unemployment or assistance. I filed for a downward modification which is currently in litigation and ( My previous lawyer whom I paid an exuberant amount of money never filed it) so child support amount is rising drastically although I have no way to pay it at the current rate since I am unemployed. Now that my account is levied i cannot do anything, not even buy food. How should I go about assuring the levy is lifted in accordance with hardship?
A: Your options are to file an order to show cause with the Court & attempt to get interim relief, or you may try making an application to Support Collection Unit – see the links here for the forms: https://www.childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/non_custodial_parent_services.html. You’re best advised to call a Westchester Child Support Attorney to schedule a consult for a full assessment.