Are Child Support Orders Affected By Other Orders?

New Jersey divorce lawyerQuestion:

I currently have two child support orders.

If I pay off one of the child support orders, will the other order automatically increase because I will have more net income?

Answer:

Since I am only licensed to practice law in New Jersey, I can only provide you with general divorce help for men to your child support question.

Where I practice, child support orders are affected by other child support and alimony orders.

If a person is already paying child support to one person, and a new child is born, the prior support order will be taken into consideration when support is calculated for the new child. If the first order is finished, the second order can most likely be recalculated.

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Additionally, child support is generally recalculated when a spousal support obligation is finished because the payor of spousal support now has a greater income and the payee now has a reduced income.

The amount of child support can fluctuate up or down depending upon various other factors that are considered when determining child support, such as your income, the other party’s income, overnight parenting time, the cost of work related child care, the cost of health insurance for the child, spousal maintenance payments, etc.

I would recommend you meet with a mens divorce attorney in your jurisdiction to specifically review your case and advise you as to whether or not the remaining child support amount will likely increase or decrease upon the conclusion of the other support obligation.

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