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If I marry a divorced man who is paying spousal support and

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If I marry a divorced man who is paying spousal support and child support, could the ex wife take him back to family court for an increase in support payments based on my income? Would you advise getting a secret marriage so that my assets may be protected?
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If I marry a divorced man who is paying spousal support and child support, could the ex wife take him back to family court for an increase in support payments based on my income?
No. Only the divorce man's assets and income would be considered for purposes of child's board and spousal support. A new spouse is not liable for the spousal or child support of her new husband.

Would you advise getting a secret marriage so that my assets may be protected?
No. You may want to consider protecting your assets with a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement could clearly divide your assets from those of your husband to be thereby avoiding the potential of a claim to your assets.

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