Parent Who Lost Job and Needs Downward Modification of Child Support Must Prove Diligent Efforts to Get New Job

Before a parent who has lost his/her job seeks a decrease in the child support obligation, that parent must demonstarte that he/she diligently sought re-employment commensurate with his/her earning capacity — even if the parent is receiving public assistance (Martin v. Cooper 96 A.D.3d 849, 947 N.Y.S.2d 526 (2nd Dept.,2012)).