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Old 09-02-2014, 03:54 PM
 
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I am a single working parent and I have a teenage child with ex- husband. The ex has been happily married to new spouse who is an Army Sergent who has a steady income. I want to know if it's worth fighting and going to court to see if new spouse income could be factored into the child support calcualtion. This would give the ex no excuse that he has no money. If new spouse loves him enough to take care of him, give him a place to live, and her car to drive, then her funds should be factored into child support. No I am not looking to get an increase I'm just looking for ways to get him to do what is right. Surely if I was to remarry my new husband and my income would support my child and no need to go to court for that this would be automatic. That's why I believe the new spouse's income should be factored in child support. The ex and new spouse should do the same and provide income for my daughter. When 2 people marry they become as one. If ex has an obligation to provide for his daughter and fails to do so then the new spouse should share in this responsibility since the two are now one. I just notice how ex's are jumping ship in not taking care of their children and living it up by being taken care of by their new spouse. If there was a law that stated new spouse's income would be highly considere and /or included for the dead beat parent's financial obligation (child support), they would think twice about marriage or they could encourage the deadbeat parent to become responsible!

What are your thoughts?
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Do whatever, Yo, it's your child.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:10 PM
 
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What are your thoughts?
That you are jealous of the new wife and want to punish her by trying to take money that you are not entitled to, Mod cut.

Last edited by PJSaturn; 09-02-2014 at 04:53 PM.. Reason: Off topic.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I think this thread is better suited to the Parenting forum.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:34 PM
 
Location: California
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Please contact your local Child Support Enforcement Office as we don't know the laws of your state and local jurisdiction. They can also assist with any child support modifications you may need or help you collect what is owed if that is part of the issue. However, if your child is a teenager, by the time your case works itself through the docket he/she may well be past 18 years old and your ex would be free from a support obligation except any unpaid amounts.

Since the Army Seargant wasn't involved with the child conception, I don't see a legal obligation on her part to support your child. It really is time to move on as worrying about what someone else has will only make you bitter.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Delusion: A false belief or opinion.

You're welcome.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:52 PM
 
Location: SC
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I am a single working parent and I have a teenage child with ex- husband. The ex has been happily married to new spouse who is an Army Sergent who has a steady income. I want to know if it's worth fighting and going to court to see if new spouse income could be factored into the child support calcualtion. This would give the ex no excuse that he has no money. If new spouse loves him enough to take care of him, give him a place to live, and her car to drive, then her funds should be factored into child support. No I am not looking to get an increase I'm just looking for ways to get him to do what is right. Surely if I was to remarry my new husband and my income would support my child and no need to go to court for that this would be automatic. That's why I believe the new spouse's income should be factored in child support. The ex and new spouse should do the same and provide income for my daughter. When 2 people marry they become as one. If ex has an obligation to provide for his daughter and fails to do so then the new spouse should share in this responsibility since the two are now one. I just notice how ex's are jumping ship in not taking care of their children and living it up by being taken care of by their new spouse. If there was a law that stated new spouse's income would be highly considere and /or included for the dead beat parent's financial obligation (child support), they would think twice about marriage or they could encourage the deadbeat parent to become responsible!

What are your thoughts?
I think I heard somewhere that what you want is enforced in some jurisdictions. You should talk to a lawyer.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Your ex should have child support determined by the court system where you live. Whether or not the spouse's income is taken into consideration is up to them. What we think here won't be part of the decision, so for your daughter's sake, I hope the ruling is favorable.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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In my state, Pennsylvania, a step parents income is not taken into consideration by the courts for child support.

Some states do and some states don't. You need to consult an attorney to find out if Massachusetts does.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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This thread is going to be fun. I'll go pop the popcorn now
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