I am the non-custodial parent, if my ex-wife remarried does her husband's income effect the child support calculation?
My ex-wife has full custody of my daughter and just got remarried. Does the income of her new husband effect the calculation of child support in the state of UT?
Generally, most jurisdictions permit judges to consider the income of a second spouse when establishing or modifying child support awards. If the non-custodial parent remarries the award may be lowered. And the door swings both ways. A custodial parent who remarries may suffer a reduction in child support to be paid by the non-custodial parent.
Note: A non-custodial parent who remarries a spouse of substantial means may be required by the court to pay a higher child support than if the marriage had not taken place.