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Child support and getting remarried

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2019 | Child Support

Going through a divorce is difficult for everyone involved, especially when you have young children. If you are receiving child support from your first marriage, and decide to get remarried, what happens? Do you continue to receive child support? Let’s examine how child support is impacted by the custodial parent getting remarried in today’s post.

If you are the custodial parent of the child, which means you have sole physical custody of your child, you will want to know how getting remarried will affect child support. For the most part, getting remarried will not affect the child support you are receiving.

The courts like to hold both biological parents of a child responsible for the support of the child and usually no one else. This means that if you are to get remarried, your new spouse will not be responsible for supporting your children and the other parent of your children will not be let “off the hook,” so to speak.

It is still possible for the other parent to contest the child support agreement when you get married, especially if your new spouse has the financial means to help you support your child. If the other parent contests the agreement, it very well could be adjusted by the court to reduce the amount of support being paid, but it likely will not be canceled altogether.

Now that you have an understanding of how child support and remarriage works, you can plan for your future. If you are getting remarried and are the custodial parent, you will want to work with an attorney to find out all of your options regarding child support.