A Missouri law on the books for nearly 15 years could help some Missouri National Guard and Reservists from running afoul of the law when it comes to child-support payments. Some Guardsmen and Reservists across the country have gotten into trouble when their incomes went down when activated, but their child-support payments satyed the same. State law allows deployed military members to have their child-support payments lowered if their income goes down. Laura O’Mara with the Missouri Social Services Department suggests this is something they should look into now before they are activated and deployed. O’Mara says it is not uncommon for Missouri Guardsmen and Reservists to face this problem, but she has no specific numbers of how many have been affected.
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