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How would my wife be affected by my current child support case?

Delray Beach, FL |

I am currently unemployeed my record is being sealed by october. My wife and I have an infant and she is the only provider in the household thus far. I am currently being charged for child support for my child from a previous relationship. I cannot provide such payments as yet. Where does my wife fall into this? She is afraid she will be stuck with the charge. How does my son get affected from this?

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Your current wife does not have any obligation to pay your prior child support orders from another child. She is not going to be "stuck with the charge" but will feel the effect of it since she is married to you and it sounds like you have support arrearages accumulating from a prior relationship.

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This sounds like a basic home economics question. Obviously she will be affected to the degree that the child support would otherwise effect her if she subject

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Successor spouse may not be required to pay support owed by his or her spouse to former spouse, and thus, financial status of successor spouse is not ordinarily relevant to determination of amount of alimony which divorced spouse is capable of paying; however, such discovery may be had where party who is entitled to alimony demonstrates that party owing alimony had deliberately limited his or her income for purpose of avoiding or reducing alimony obligation, and is living off income of successor spouse in furtherance of scheme to avoid alimony obligation. See Montgomery v. Montgomery, 426 So.2d 1255 (Fla. 1st tDCA 1983).

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