HP needs to send out a notification to all those people being laid off that is they have a child support obligation, they can get free help from the state to have the order modified, and that they need to make the official request right away, as it can take up to a year to get a hearing. This is a right they have under the 1988 Child Support Enforcement Act, and is detailed in the Federal Child Support Enforcement Handbook for Non-Custodial Parents. Unfortunately, the states refuse to distribute the handbook, which is free from the feds. Here is the material from it.
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