If I marry someone who is paying spousal support, does my income allow her to ask for more support?

Asked over 2 years ago - Anaheim, CA

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  1. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton

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    Answered . No. Your income is irrelevant to how much support your new spouse pays his/her ex. Family Code Section 4323(b) makes this point clear:

    "The income of a supporting spouse's subsequent spouse or nonmarital partner shall not be considered when determining or modifying spousal support."

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  2. Michael Charles Schwerin

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  3. Robert Ricci

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    Answered . No.

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