Q: Will my wife’s income be used to calculate my child support obligation from a previous marriage? She also has a child.
My wife has her own child custody case from a previous relationship. She is the primary parent to her child. This is in FL.
The short answer is no. Child support is based on the incomes of the parents, not subsequent spouses. In fact, you can seek to prohibit or limit discovery of the new spouse's finances. On the other hand, if a parent stays at home, not working, and is fully supported financially by the new spouse, there could be further inquiry into the new spouse's finances.
Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
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