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Will a new spouse have to pay child support?


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2014-06-11 17:15:55
2014-06-11 17:15:55
Paying Child SupportA spouse regardless of gender is not legally obligated to support the biological children of the new spouse's previous marriages or relationships. But obviously if the children live with the parent and stepparent it will be a shared commitment.

The salary or assets of the "innocent spouse" are NOT subject to garnishment or in any way considered pertaining to the payment of an obligated spouse's child support. However, if the married couple share a joint bank account commingled funds in most states would be subject to levy for child support payments. Additionally, all marital assets of couples living in community property states are considered to be owned equally. Therefore, the spouse not owing the child support could end up "paying".

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