I have one fourteen year old child out of wedlock that I pay $400/month on child support. I have a five year old child with my wife I am currently going through divorce with. She is claiming she wants $500/month in child support for my son. However, my yearly salary is $49,500 and her base salary is $52,000 but she averages between $70-75,000 with commissions. I am wanting joint custody - 50/50.
As to your desire for shared parenting time, that will depend upon the schedules of the parents and child and what schedule is in the best interests of the child. As to having shared parental decision making, that will depend upon the parenting perspectives of each parent and the ability of the parents to communicate and cooperation.
Assuming the child support for the first child is by court order, that amount is deducted from your income for determining the child support for the second child. If the child support for the first child has not been reviewed for a while, the mother of the first child may seek a review, which could change the numbers.
You should consult an attorney in person to review your court orders as the first child and the finances of your divorce.
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