New York Divorce Lawyer Discusses Your New Spouse’s Income and the Cost of Child Support
I have a child with a woman I never married. He is 7. She has primary custody and I see him 2-3 days each week. (She is incredibly hard to co-parent with- wants to start fights over small things- I now ignore her texts/phone calls unless they are about Health issues or transfer times.)
Since the last support order- I now own a home and am getting married . (My child’s mother lives with her mom/moms boyfriend, who watches the child while she works and goes out on weekends) I believe she is going to go back to raise support out of spite.
Does my soon to be wife’s income or my mortgage payment become a factor if she does try to raise support?
As an experienced New York Divorce Lawyer, I can advise you that child support will be based on your income. Your soon to be wife’s income will have to be disclosed to the court if your child’s mother files. However, support will not be calculated on any income other than yours. Your expenses, including your mortgage payment, are not factors that impact child support.
Are you getting adding another income and wonder if it can be affected by child support? Contact experienced New York Divorce Lawyer Jean Mahserjian to help you.