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Child support based on household income?

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Until my current husband and I married obviously the child support he pays had always been based soley on his income. Now that we are married can his ex-wife collect child support for their children based on our household income?

I have a child that receives court ordered support from her father (my ex-husband) my income and my ex-hubands court ordered child support goes to support our child.

Attorney Answers 1


Chikld support is based upon the parents income -- not the household income. A court can require the income to be disclosed and a judge does have the discretion to deviate upwards (or downwards) from statutory guidelines as appropriate.

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