Post # 1
So this came up during our pre marital counseling with our pastor and I’m freaking out. When I marry Fiance will his child support now be calculated off of both of our incomes? I’d honestly rather not get legally married than give that bitch another dime of our money. She already robs us blind and doesn’t spend a penny of it taking care of the kids, but I’m getting off track here. Does anyone know?
Post # 3
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
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
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
@Weetzie: I suggest it would be well worth your while to consult an attorney with expertise in the area.
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 # 7
@Weetzie: that’s not true. It only goes off oof his income.
Post # 8
My income was not included either.
Post # 9
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
@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
@Weetzie: I would be very surprised if it included your income as well.
Post # 13
@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
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
Depends on the state but YES your income can be considered. He needs to consult his attorney