Q: Ex has filed to change child support if I inherited a house will it affect the amount I pay? 50/50 custody in Az
I might be inheriting my sisters house and am wondering if it will affect the amount of child support I pay. My ex has just put in for a child support change do to both of us earning more and I am just unsure how this will affect it.
A: The answer is "it depends" while child support in Arizona is generally based upon earnings from a job, there are instances where child support may be ordered based upon resources. Further, if you receive income from this house (such as rental income) it may also be countable (even in addition to your income from wages). However, if you intend to reside in this house as your primary residence it is unlikely that it will be counted in the calculation. There are many factors that can go into the determination of what impacts your child support amount. Most firms offer a free 30 minute legal consultation for issues such as this one. I recommend speaking with a knowledgeable attorney regarding the details of a possible modification of child support.
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