ANYONE WHO PAYS CHILD SUPPORT IS "NOT ALLOWED TO CHANGE THEIR PAYMENTS OR EVEN ASK! (not allowed to move on with their life).
A brief look into the author, a Ms. "Jennifer Wolf" reveals she's a single parent with 2 kids who enjoys spending lots of time reading. I assume she has plenty of time not to work with all the child support she collects.
Remarriage and Child Support
Does a Parent's Decision to Remarry Affect Child Support?
Whether a parent is paying child support or receiving child support, remarriage brings up a lot of unanswered questions. For example:
- Cheryl is a single mom who has been raising her children on her own for nine years [really? She had the children asexually? And she doesn't let her ex-husband raise his own kids, at all!??!?]. Her ex-husband pays child support for their three children, as well as some incidental expenses like extra-curricular activities and orthodontics. Cheryl recently became engaged and wants to know how her upcoming nuptials will affect the child support her children receive. [NO BITCH. CHILDREN'S NAMES ARE NOT ON THE CHECK WE MEN, WHO EARNED THE FUCKING MONEY, WRITE. THE EX-WIFE'S NAME IS ON IT. THEY CAN FLY TO FUCKING FRANCE ON THE CONCORD WITH THEIR SO-CALLED 'CHILD SUPPORT.' AND DON'T TELL ME 1 KID REQUIRES NEARLY 2 GRAND A MONTH IN "SUPPORT."]
- Clark is a non-custodial parent who is also remarrying. He’s concerned about how his marriage will impact the amount of child support he owes, and whether he will be able to continue to pay child support in the event that he and his new wife have children of their own.
- Monica is a non-custodial parent who’s frustrated that she’s forced to pay child support, even though her ex has remarried and now enjoys a much higher standard of living.
The following questions and answers can help you plan ahead as you consider the idea of remarrying and how it might impact your current financial situation:
Custodial Parents’ Questions About Child Support and Remarriage
If I choose to remarry, will my children receive less child support?[HOLY SHIT, NOOOOO! WE DON'T WANT ONE MOTHERFUCKING EX-ANYTHING NOT PAYING MAXIMUM SUPPORT! THEN OTHERS MIGHT WONDER IF THEY COULD SUPPORT THEIR OWN FAMILIES AND THEIR EX SUPPORT THEIRS AND EVERYTHING ELSE BE SPLIT!!!! OH MY GOD, THE HORROR!!!!!!!]
Providing child support is the responsibility of a child’s birth parents. Therefore, in most states, the courts will not reduce an obligor’s child support payments due to a custodial parent’s decision to remarry.
My new spouse wants to legally adopt my children. If the adoption goes through, will my children continue to receive child support from my ex?
Most states will not approve step-parent adoptions unless the non-custodial parent has relinquished his or her parental rights - which rarely happens in cases where non-custodial parents are actively involved in their kids’ lives and are paying child support.
After I remarry, can I informally opt not to receive child support on behalf of my children, since our collective incomes will be sufficient?
This is not advisable, for you or for your ex. Instead, you should consider saving the money in a Section 529 Plan for your children's education if you do not need it for day-to-day expenses. In addition, your ex should continue to keep clear, accurate records of each child support payment made in the event that there is ever any question as to whether he or she has remained current on those payments.
Non-Custodial Parents’ Questions About Child Support and Remarriage
My ex recently remarried, and she and her spouse have more than enough money. Why should I continue to pay child support, when they enjoy a much higher standard of living than I do?
You should continue to pay child support on time and in full because doing so is your legal obligation. If you fall behind on child support, the state can charge interest on the unpaid amount and can choose to garnish your pay, refuse to issue you a passport, intercept unemployment compensation and tax refunds, and even enforce jail time.
[How do you like that answer!?!?!?!? His ex lives like a queen but he should continue to make her EXTRA RICH because IT IS HIS LEGAL OBLIGATION. Notice she doesn't say consult a lawyer, or ask for a modification, or HOLY FUCK, IS THAT UNFAIR! Instead she gives him a list of POSSIBLE PUNISHMENTS for maybe, gee, I dunno, WANTING TO KEEP A LITTLE OF HIS OWN MONEY!!!!!! WOW. GOOD JOB, BITCH. BETTER INTIMIDATE PEOPLE WITH AU-THOR-I-TY SO THEY DON'T EXPECT TO KEEP THEIR OWN FUCKING MONEY!
Following a parent’s remarriage, child custody orders do not typically change. Parents who are considering remarriage should consult with a lawyer about the legal and financial ramifications of creating a blended family, especially when there are current child support orders in place.
I currently pay child support. If I choose to remarry, will the courts expect me to pay more child support since our collective incomes will be greater than the income I was making when child support was established?
No. The courts do no consider providing financial support for pre-existing children to be the legal responsibility of a new spouse. [WRONG. MASSACHUSETTS HAS A "TOTALITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES" GUIDELINE; YOU CAN PAY MORE BECAUSE OF A SPOUSE.]
If I remarry and we have children together, can I request a modification of the child support that I currently pay?
Grounds for child support modification, as well as the impact of subsequent children on existing child support payments, varies by state. For more information, refer to your state’s specific Child Support Guidelines.
Generally speaking, though, the courts are reluctant to reduce child support for existing children due to the birth of subsequent children. If a parent can show that overall household expenses have increased significantly, however, or that the obligor’s income has significantly decreased, the courts may consider a modification of child support. [HEY BITCH, TELL ME HOW THE FUCK YOU CAN HAVE MORE KIDS WITHOUT YOUR EXPENSES "INCREASING SIGNIFICANTLY"!?!?!?!?!]
Neither my ex nor I should remarry without talking to a lawyer?!?!?! WHAT THE FUCK DOES A LAWYER HAVE TO DO WITH MY DECISION TO MARRY SOMEONE ELSE!?!?!?! SHOULD I GO SUCK A LAWYER'S SHLONG BEFORE I'M ALLOWED TO MOVE ON WITH MY LIFE!?!?!?
WHO THE FUCK ARE THESE PEOPLE!?!?!?!?
Oh, and the hyperlinks at the end of this article - WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!?!
WHO OWNS THIS SITE, FEMINAZIS 'R' US!?!?!??