If you are paying support through a domestic relations department, you have an affirmative duty to report in writing material changes in income. If you are receiving support paid through a domestic relations department, you should file a Petition to Modify immediately after learning of any misrepresentation in income by the other party. Delay in filing this Petition could mean loss of retroactivity to a date prior to the filing of the Petition.
Further, the Court has the discretion to award reasonable counsel fees and necessary travel expenses against a party who has concealed income and whose conduct resulted in the other party incurring substantial legal fees to obtain an order reflecting the appropriate level of child support.
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