Q: Will my new wife be responsible to pay child support in the event I can't pay if I was medically sick?
A: Medical sickness can have a negative impact on one's income and ability to pay. As soon as you know you have this condition, file a petition with the court to modify your obligation due to the changed circumstances (they are generally not retroactively allowed) . If you and your new wife have joint bank accounts, the custodial parent's attorney, and the court may look to those in evaluating your ability to pay. Meet with your attorney to review your particular facts and circumstances.
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