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Child Support: Two Part Series on Common Issues – Intro

Certain questions become very common in the practice of divorce and parenting.  Particularly with the commonality of changing jobs more often than in the past and second marriages and/or new relationships post-divorce, issues rise that may not have been an issue many years ago.  This week I am writing about two of those issues that are now common and rise often.

First I will discuss Attribution of Income.  This is when a party experiences a decrease in income and now seeks a reduction in support. The Court, in some circumstances, may determine support using the former, or another, income (called the “imputed income”) rather than using the true current income.

Second, I will discuss how income of a new spouse/significant other figures into my new boyfriend/fiancé/husband’s child support.

Check back and stay tuned for more information as the week moves on!

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