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2 Bumps

Taking money from one kid to feed the others?

If a man already pays child support for one kid, will that amount go down if it is ordered that he had to pay for another child also?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Sep. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • It could go down, here's an extreme example:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/27/desmond-hatchett-29-year_n_208393.html
    JessWulf84

    Answer by JessWulf84 at 1:16 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Not usually. The second child will probably not get as much.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 12:57 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • No. I agree with scoutmom. It is possible, if the man has the cashola to get a lawyer and take the first mom to court which I doubt unless he is insane.
    txdaniella

    Answer by txdaniella at 1:00 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • The difference is when they run the need intheir c/s system, it will count the child support you are getting for the first kid as income to you.. You are better off to agree on an amount between yourselves and stipulate it in court. Include raises when dad gets a raise and as the child gets older the needs will rise!!
    mom2priceboys

    Answer by mom2priceboys at 1:05 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • In Oregon you get a additional child credit for each additional child from another parent. The actual money amount is not used. As 4 the CS amounts being different for each case, yes. It is calculated for the income of those parents and circumstances.
    Caoimhe_Oona

    Answer by Caoimhe_Oona at 12:11 PM on Sep. 10, 2010