I am a single parent, with 3 kids, 1 child has a different father, the father is now married, between the both of them they make atleast $7000.00 a month. My income is about 2800.00 a month. For child support calculations, if married, does the spouses income count? even if the other party is a single parent?
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
The Court will not take into account the income of a new spouse when calculating child support. Only the parents are legally liable to support children. Step parents have no obligation and their incomes are not factored in.
If however the new wife pays regular amounts of money to the husband, then those payments may be considered gift income. Payment of direct expenses such as mortgage payments, cable TV payments etc do not qualify as gift income.