The court will look to the birth date of biological children, and the adoption date of adopted children, as that is when the financial support obligation is effective.
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But there is no set amount of support- rather it is based on the parties' respective income. Here is a worksheet:
So basically the court will consider other child support obligations when determining subsequent support orders but that does not result in one child receiving more support than 2 siblings.
Since the guideline amount is discretionary, if the parent lives with a child that they are ordered to pay support for, the court may disregard that support order when calculating support for the 2 adopted children, as the idea of the discretion granted judges is to ensure children receive adequate support-and it is very unlikely for a court to determine that $70 a child is adequate.
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