Q: Can an ex-spouse gets child support increased based on the current spouse income if it increased significantly.
The ex husband income has decreased significantly and the child support dropped accordingly, the current spouse has the potential to make significant amount of money through her business and a business lawsuit settlement soon. In California
A: A parent who wishes to change a child support order must show a "change in circumstances" and a change in the parent's income is a good reason for the court to agree that the child support order might need to be changed.
I would need more detail. However, generally, you need to show change in circumstances. This can be shown by increase/decrease in income or increase/decrease in need for child support. I would suggest talking to a family attorney to determine all the factors will be considered by the court.
Nima Sabeti | Attorney at law
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