(Closed) Child support question for divorced bees/ bees marrying divorced man

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
Member
88 posts
Worker bee

OMG! I never thought of this! My fiance also has an ex who he pays child support to. I need to find this out too. My first instinct is to say NO, the support is not recalcualted based on the combined income but I’m not for sure.

Post # 4
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6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’d talk to his divorce attorney.  My gut says no.  It’s your money.  I mean he won’t get child support reduction because you two have children. 

 

Post # 5
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989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My income was not included when my XH’s child support was reviewed, but I would imagine this varies from state to state.

Post # 6
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46328 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Weetzie:  I suggest it would be well worth your while to consult an attorney with expertise in the area.

http://www.mass.gov/courts/childsupport/guidelines.pdf

Some states do include the income of a second spouse when calculating child support as that income can reduce the expenses of the non custodial parent so they can afford to pay more child support.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 8
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5761 posts
Bee Keeper

My income was not  included either.

Post # 9
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709 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a question kinda along these lines if anyone can give insight… My Fiance owes some back child support and this year his income tax return all went to paying it down. Does that mean when we get married and file jointly that OUR income tax return will all get taken as well?

 

Post # 10
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747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sunshine_kar:  If you file jointly, you can claim injured spouse, it’s a separate form with your return. This basically protects what you would receive as a refund while all his money goes to what he owes.

Post # 11
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8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Weetzie:  I would be very surprised if it included your income as well.

Post # 13
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9642 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Weetzie:   The state I live in (North Carolina) a spouse’s income IS included in factoring child support.  You may want to check your state’s laws, evidently they vary. 

Post # 14
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3574 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think your income can be imputed to your Fiance is he becomes unemployed or underemployed. 

Rules vary state by state.  I would seek legal advice. 

Post # 15
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2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Depends on the state but YES your income can be considered. He needs to consult his attorney 

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