Arlington, TX asked in Child Support and Family Law for North Carolina

Q: Can my income be added to my husbands income for his ex wife to get more money in monthly child support?

I also have a child from a previous marriage that I care for and we have a new baby together. (3 kids total) He has been consistently paying $600 a month for 5 years. His ex wife now wants to increase the amount because he is remarried to me and wants my income taken into consideration to increase the monthly payment.

(Ex wife is also re married, and the needs of my stepson have not increased.)

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
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Amanda Bowden Johnson
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A: What the ex wants and what she will get are two different things. Your income does not factor into the calculations for his child support and your income is not a basis for modification (if everything else has remained the same). However, your new baby together may possible lower his obligation to your stepson. Consult with a family law attorney in the county where the stepson resides to see what the actual amount should be. Especially if the ex files for a modification to increase child support. Best of luck.

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