What happens if you marry someone who owes child support?
When a parent who owes child support remarries, the new spouse's income cannot be tapped for the past due to child support payments. While the court can garnish the wages of the child support obligor, the court cannot look to a new spouse's income to satisfy a child support judgment.
Can they deduct child support from unemployment?
If you have a valid child support order and you lose your job, your state can deduct child support payments from your unemployment check. Your child support order remains in effect even if you're not working, meaning you still owe the monthly payment established by the court.
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.
Can I go after my ex husband’s new wife for child support in Illinois?
When the majority parent gets remarried, the other parent will still have to continue paying child support on a monthly basis. The new spouse is not legally obligated to pay for the child, and remarriage does not affect the other parent's rights and responsibilities.