Can child support be taken from a new spouse?

Can child support be taken from a new spouse?

Generally, a new spouse's income will not be used in child support calculations. Child support is the obligation of the parents themselves. Therefore, the non-custodial parent's child support obligation will not change based upon remarriage alone.

How does being married affect child support?

Generally speaking, when a parent remarries, the new marriage does not affect previous child support orders. The income of either parent's new spouse should not be considered when estimating how much child support will be received or paid.

What happens when you marry someone who pays child support?

Depending on the terms of the divorce, when he or she remarries, your spouse may stop receiving alimony or payments may be reduced. However, if you're marrying someone who's obligated to pay child support, you should understand what your spouse's obligation is and realize that it could increase in the future.