Is my monthly payment of the marital home mortgage considered a form of child support?
We are both on the deed to the house, but I am the sole borrower.
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Pennsylvania child support laws where I am licensed to practice.
In some states, with regard to a mortgage, if the non-custodial parent pays the mortgage and does not reside in the marital residence, then they may receive a credit or reduction in monthly child support payments.
However, please note that the reduction is generally not dollar-for-dollar but rather a proportionate share.
Therefore, if your child support order is higher than the monthly mortgage, at least where I practice, the child support would not be totally eliminated because of payment of the mortgage.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.