Child support case

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    I have been subpoened to testify in my boyfriends child support case. He is unable to work do to an car accident that he was in a little over a year ago. He has asked for a reduction but they are still basing the support on the amount he made before the accident and now it is racking up to over 10000.00. He is in court every month with this matter and now they want to drag me into the mix as well. He is staying with me and they seem to be grasping at straws now....anyway, my question is do i have to answer personal questions about our relationship or can i refuse to answer those? I just don't think that it is anyone's business what i do in my own home. I will answer questions that are pretaning to the fact that he does not work and has not worked, but that is all i think is relavant to the child support case. They are not my kids and i do not owe the child support. There is no way that they could make me pay it being that he is at my house?


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    No the court cannot order you to pay child support, as that is not your obligation. They may ask personal financial questions about both of you in order to find out, for example, what type of expenses you pay for in the house, whether your boyfriend pays for the food, helps you with rent, etc...
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    Generally, just being injured, will not remove the obligation for support. Being approved for SSI or SSDI, is generally the burden required for injury modification. The reason for this is unjust enrichment. When he heals, his income could double from a new job. Those are usually permanent forms of government assistance and indicate a future recovery will not likely be forthcoming. This does not mean the court will not take his injury into account, when being lenient.


 

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