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When parents re-marry
« on: Jan 29, 2008, 02:15:31 PM »
      What happens if the custodial parent re-marries?  Or the non-custodial parent re-marries (not back to each other of course) and they have new families now, how if at all does that affect payment amounts?


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RE: When parents re-marry
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2008, 03:00:26 PM »
Depends on the state. In my state it does not matter if there is more children after. Some states allow a decrease for additional children that are born after (not step-children). Marriage has no affect and if the court requests the step parents income we were told to white out that info and only give bio parents info (ex. tax forms).


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RE: When parents re-marry
« Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2008, 06:12:10 PM »
In our state it woudl affect CS ONLY if you had a child together (you and your new partner OR if you partner adopts your child) BUT it is not much at all.

Also  if you re-marry KEEP your finances seperage NO joint accounts. I have been with my hubby for over 7yrs, we have NO joint accounts nothing.  I don't feel his ex needs to know my banking info or how much money I do or not make.

**These are my opinions, they are not legal advice**


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RE: When parents re-marry
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2008, 07:41:17 PM »
in the state that has jurisdiction over our case, just recently, the judge calculated support.

Then my EX said "I have two other dependents"

And the judge recalculated support and said "That makes an $8.** difference."  -- point is that it was so small....

While I wanted to complain because my CS was going UP thanks to EX's additional children after our divorce in which I had no say -- I would be complaining about a small amount -- and the fundamental philosophy would be lost in numbers.  

Same on the flip side, my additional children wouldmake my CS for the NC/Child go down.....by a small amount.

Income of the new spouse -- be very very careful.  NV used my income to calculate Spouse/NCP's obligation for MY STEP-CHILDREN.  Yep, 50% of my income was considered a spousal asset.  AND NOPE, the fact that I had 3 other children to support was not factored in.  Good news?  CP's spouses' income was also used and so that definitely balanced things out since EX/CP was underemployed on purpose in order to try and collect more CS.

Hope you followed all that.


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