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I'm receiving support for my daughter, if my ex gets married to someone who already has 4 children does my support amount lower

Taylorville, IL |

My ex is marrying a person who has four children of their own coming into their marriage and will all be living with the two of them. Does the care of these step-children decrease the amount of child support being paid to me for our daughters care. Thanks K. A.

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  1. Your ex is responsible for his children, not for his stepchildren. Your support will only change if his income changes. Even if your ex has children with the new spouse, there will be no change in your child support amount.


  2. No you will get the same child support. The four stepchildren are not his and he is not legally responsible for them. If he tries to pay you less take him to court for contempt.

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