Birmingham, AL asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama

Q: Will my adopted children factor into the amount of c.s. I pay to my paternal children in Alabama?

1 Lawyer Answer
Hayden Glass Sizemore
Hayden Glass Sizemore
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: If you are paying child support for your adopted children, that will be a factor. However, if you are not paying child support for any other children or alimony to a former spouse, then it would not be considered. I am not sure if you are asking whether the number of people in your family is considered or what, but the number of people you are supporting in your current household is irrelevant. You can argue that there should be a variance from the child support guidelines based on the number of people you are supporting in your current household, but as far as the worksheets and calculations your household size is not considered.

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