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Q: Does child support change if you get married and have more children?

I recently got married and now have a child with my wife. Does my child support change now that I have two kids to support and not just the one?

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Natalie F. Guerra-Valdes
Natalie F. Guerra-Valdes
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  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If you want to change the amount of child support you pay, you will have to file a Petition for Modification of Child Support and show a substantial change in circumstances that warrants a downward modification of child support. Having another child may prove to be a substantial change in circumstances, but it all depends on how much that affects your finances.

John Arthur Smitten
John Arthur Smitten
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  • Clearwater, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: no.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
Answered
  • Deltona, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: No, it does not change unless you file a petition for modification, and the fact that you now have another child is insufficient.

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