My new spouse has paid child support for 3 children and pays alimony due to the military spouse protection law. Although she has been remarried for years. He only has one child left on child support for one more year. If I won the lottery would his child support increase?
You'll need to speak with a local domestic/family law attorney, but generally, if you win the lottery and cash the ticket in your name only, it shouldn't affect your new spouse's support obligations. Congrats on winning.
Fortunately no, it would not. You are not responsible for your spouses child or children from a past relationship.
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Generally, your spouse's child support is not affected by your income but a Deviation from the Guidelines could be filed to request more support based on the child's needs or the disparity in lifestyles.
This Motion would be a very far reach and not worth the time and expense for such a small amount of time left on his support obligation however, you should be aware that anything is possible when a deviation is requested .
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