Does new spouse income affect child support California?

Does new spouse income affect child support California?

Under California family law, both parents have an equal responsibility to provide financially for their child. It doesn't matter if either parent remarries. Under California Family Code 4057.5, the income of a new spouse won't be considered in calculating child support in most cases.

Can I go after my ex husband’s new wife for child support in California?

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Also because California is a community property state, if your ex-spouse stops paying child support, the family law court can enforce the child support order against the ex-spouse and new spouse's community property. However, this enforcement would exclude the new spouse's current income.

Can a spouse’s income be included in child support?

Generally, a new spouse's income will not be used in child support calculations. Child support is the obligation of the parents themselves. In determining the non-custodial parent's potential child support obligation to the current spouse, the court will likely take the new spouses income into account.

Does child support go up if you make more money?

There are various situations that may warrant a change in the child support order. One of the most common is the paying parent's income increase. If the new amount is at least 10 percent higher than the previous one, the court will update the support order accordingly so you get higher monthly payments.