I was divorced in Maryland in 2018 and am paying child support for my 3 kids. I am looking to get married to someone else. I don't want to burden my new wife with my child support obligation. Therefore, can I marry her and legally protect her from this? My divorce agreement has no clauses or restrictions in regard to this issue. In other words, since our "household income" would increase when we marry, is my new wife's income a factor in increasing, or calculating, child support going forward and can my ex-wife say now that we have more income I should pay more child support? I read that Maryland statutes say specifically that only the biological parent's incomes are considered in calculating child support, but I'm seeking confirmation of this from a Maryland attorney. Please advise. Thank you for your advice in this matter.
You are correct. A spouses income is not considered.
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