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.
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