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I would like to know if now that I have another child , the child support amount I give for my first kid would lower ?

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I want to know if I pass child support ever week for my daughter, why does her mother can’t but her clothes , shoes, etc and tells me to buy it instead.

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Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 8 months ago

Thanks so much for your patience. Generally, if you have another child, whether it's from the other partner or a new partner, then your child support obligation could result downward. The reason for this is because child support obgliations are normally calculated because the state requires that you pay for them. Thus, if you can show proof that you are the father or mother of a new child, then you may request with a court to have your child support obligation reduced. Did you have any other questions for me?

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