Lowering Child Support if your having a second child?

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Blah

Queens Village, NY

#1 Aug 7, 2008
Does anyone know if once you are married and have a child (in that marriage) would it lower the amount of child support you are paying from a previous relationship??

I am currently paying ALOT of child support for my first kid. His mother and I were not ever married. I am now remarried and have just found out we are expecting a child. Wouldn't that drop the amount I am paying to my son's mother- since I will be supporting two kids and a wife now. I was told it would drop it if I went back to court or my lawyers and told them that I was expecting another child. My friend told me to handle it the same way I would if my son's mother got a new job with a high pay rate, they would just refigure the amount I'm paying?

Does anyone have any information on this?
you know

Fairmont, WV

#2 Aug 7, 2008
Probably not...afterall, you already knew you had a child to support when you decided to have another. I am not trying to be mean, but it is the truth in a lot of cases.
bssouth2008

United States

#3 Aug 7, 2008
Blah wrote:
Does anyone know if once you are married and have a child (in that marriage) would it lower the amount of child support you are paying from a previous relationship??
I am currently paying ALOT of child support for my first kid. His mother and I were not ever married. I am now remarried and have just found out we are expecting a child. Wouldn't that drop the amount I am paying to my son's mother- since I will be supporting two kids and a wife now. I was told it would drop it if I went back to court or my lawyers and told them that I was expecting another child. My friend told me to handle it the same way I would if my son's mother got a new job with a high pay rate, they would just refigure the amount I'm paying?
Does anyone have any information on this?
So you are saying that your obligation to your child should lower because you decided to add another obligation. I don't think it works like that and if it does it shouldn't. What does how much the mother makes have to do with your obligation to the child in the first place??? That logic does not even remotely compute. If that were the case then you could have 300 children and lower your payment to almost nothing.
Guest

United States

#4 Aug 8, 2008
Hey at least he's paying his. My daughters' have a dead beat dad that hasn't paid nothing since they were born. And that's even calling every day wondering if I'm going to get it or not.
PWjr

United States

#5 Aug 8, 2008
bssouth2008 wrote:
<quoted text>So you are saying that your obligation to your child should lower because you decided to add another obligation. I don't think it works like that and if it does it shouldn't. What does how much the mother makes have to do with your obligation to the child in the first place??? That logic does not even remotely compute. If that were the case then you could have 300 children and lower your payment to almost nothing.
good point
SOMEONE

United States

#6 Aug 8, 2008
I believe it's every 5 years your child support case can be reviewed. They will look at your wages and take another child into consideration and determine if you should pay more or less.
Blah

Queens Village, NY

#7 Aug 8, 2008
I said something about his mothers wages because the amount paid is based on both parents income. If she made a million dollars and I made $100 a week, they take that into consideration. I want to support my children, but I also have to be able to eat and drive to work to be able to do so. I am in no way trying to get out of paying for any of my children. I was just told that if you have more dependants it lowers it.

You would still pay alot, but having 2 children wouldn't double to amount you pay it would only increase it some- making the amount I pay less. I'm just trying to find a way to make ends meet.
guest

United States

#8 Aug 9, 2008
Yes it will. My ex had a child with her new husband and my child support went up. I think it was a 365 dollar credit she was given that lowered her income and increased my percentage of income which in turn raised my child support. It was only a few dollars. But on the other hand, child support is a responsiblilty not a bill.
WeinerSchnitzel

Caruthersville, MO

#9 Aug 9, 2008
Contrary to what bssouth said, yes, your child support will lower if you father another child in your current marriage. Child support is based through the Supreme Court on what your annual gross income is compared to what the child's mother your obligate to pay child support to, gross income is annually.
WeinerSchnitzel

Caruthersville, MO

#10 Aug 9, 2008
bssouth2008 wrote:
<quoted text>So you are saying that your obligation to your child should lower because you decided to add another obligation. I don't think it works like that and if it does it shouldn't. What does how much the mother makes have to do with your obligation to the child in the first place??? That logic does not even remotely compute. If that were the case then you could have 300 children and lower your payment to almost nothing.
Well bssouth, contrary to your opinion, that is how the child support system works. The child support payment is justified on incomes of BOTH parents, not just one. It took both of them to make that child, it should take both of them to raise that child, not just one!
just me

Bernie, MO

#11 Aug 9, 2008
Your child support will only lower if your income does. The judge will tell you if you can't support another child on what you have coming in don't have one. Thats what he told my x anyways.
mjd

United States

#12 Aug 9, 2008
What do you think happens when one parent dies?
Southernized

United States

#13 Aug 9, 2008
WeinerSchnitzel wrote:
<quoted text>
Well bssouth, contrary to your opinion, that is how the child support system works. The child support payment is justified on incomes of BOTH parents, not just one. It took both of them to make that child, it should take both of them to raise that child, not just one!
Damn "Weiner" you sure are contrary to me on this subject. The supreme court may control the opinion of what the law is but they obviously don't control the opinions of any of the judges making the majority of the decisions most of the people I know have had to deal with. Another child as an obligation has never lowered any payment for any of the people I know. Matter of factly most judgements I have seen and witnessed have been more along the line of "You should have thought about that prior". Maybe you know a bunch of cases somewhere that have gone differently.
bssouth2008

United States

#14 Aug 9, 2008
Sorry bout that, the comment was from me not the other half.
WeinerSchnitzel

Caruthersville, MO

#16 Aug 10, 2008
Southernized wrote:
<quoted text>Damn "Weiner" you sure are contrary to me on this subject. The supreme court may control the opinion of what the law is but they obviously don't control the opinions of any of the judges making the majority of the decisions most of the people I know have had to deal with. Another child as an obligation has never lowered any payment for any of the people I know. Matter of factly most judgements I have seen and witnessed have been more along the line of "You should have thought about that prior". Maybe you know a bunch of cases somewhere that have gone differently.
Yea MINE!

Check out Missouri Child Support Form 14, which states that for every other child living in your home you receive a credit for AGAINST your income. There for your child support can be lowered because its based on the payee's income to the custodial parents income.

Circuit Court Judges do NOT base their judgments in these matter on personal opinions. They are obligated by state and federal constitutional laws to follow the law, and figure the payments by state guidelines which they have to follow.

Like I mentioned, it took two people to create the child, it takes the two who created it to raise the child.
The Mama Dawg

United States

#17 Aug 10, 2008
SOMEONE wrote:
I believe it's every 5 years your child support case can be reviewed. They will look at your wages and take another child into consideration and determine if you should pay more or less.
Unless they changed the law, it's every 3yrs.--- so if the C.P. has carried you to court in the last 2&1/2yrs. you might get lucky! But do the kid a favor & remember IT'S YOUR KID & deserves you & your attention!
Lottery winner

United States

#18 Aug 11, 2008
The child support office does it every three years. The CP or the NCP can do it anytime they want if their income or status changes. I went through a lot of years of my ex using that system every time she got a little pissed at me. My child support was never late and I paid it myself not through garnishment. I got a LARGE stack of administrative orders from that place. Now if they would have only enforced my visitation rights it would have been nice. Thank God my kids are finally grown. It was like winning the lottery.
Ima Tellit

United States

#19 Aug 11, 2008
It's up to YOU to enforce your rights, not the "Child Support Enforcement Office"(note name of office)! Don't break your arm there Lottery, as a parent, I merely did my job--- you're acting as if your special "because" you did your job... if indeed you did! How's the relationship now that he(or she)is grown??
Keep your relationships strong with your children gentlemen--- & this will not become an issue! In case you had forgotten--- your children deserve & should have "BOTH" parents in their life!! I believe these issues should never be "felt" by the children... life's hard enough!!!
I will agree on the last point! Grown at last, grown at last--- Thank God All Mighty, HE'S grown at last!
KLT

Chillicothe, IL

#20 Aug 11, 2008
I have been thru this. I have 2 children with someone who is already paying child support. First, the baby has to have been born by the next modification. Then u will get a credit for your new baby. Depending if your pay has changed the mother to the other child's child support will be lowered. If you need to know anything else just ask me.
Lottery winner

United States

#21 Aug 11, 2008
Yeah you can say its up to me. After about 7000 dollars in lawyer fees and my ex still not following the court orders it gets a little old. But they are grown, got a great relationship, and the ex just cant stand it. But they make their own decisions now. And I am a big part of their life. Dang did we get off the subject or what. Just had to vent. This thread brought back bad memories and nightmares. LOL

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