We were paying the minimum $50 support as we had split custody (60/40) and the mother was working. We both made nearly the same income, but now she is remarrying and not working. Her new husband earns well over 6 figures and we still earn less than half his income as a dual income household. Can his income and their lifestyle be taken into consideration?
If the mother is not working, she will be considered voluntarily unemployed and an income will be imputed to her for the purpose of calculating child support. If she recently was working full-time, her income may be imputed to her last known wage. Her new husband's income must be disclosed, but will not be used for the purpose of calculating child support per the Washington state support schedule. However, the new husband's income may be considered for the purpose of determining whether a deviation from the standard calculation is appropriate.
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