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My fiance is currently going through a divorce. Once the divorce

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My fiance is currently going through a divorce. Once the divorce is final, he will have to pay $1000+ in child support for 3 minor children.

Once we are married, will his ex wife be able to get even more child support based on our joint income or will it remain the same?
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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. If the non-custodial parent marries again, the court will usually not look at the new spouse's income. However, there are some exceptions. The court will consider a new spouse's income if one of the following occurs:

(1) The parent paying the child support claims that s/he is unable to pay because of debts.

(2) "Voluntary Impoverishment" - The court may look at a new spouse's income if the custodial parent claims that the parent who owes the support has left a job voluntarily in order to avoid paying child support.

(3) There is a claim that the parent paying child support is hiding assets.

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