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how much does cs take into consideration other kids to support when changing?

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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Hello. BM is trying to get more $. DH and I have had 3 kids together now since cs was established. Does anyone know FOR CERTAIN if they give a credit/deduction for having to support kids that live with him? Like say it would normally go up to like $120 a week, but due to their being other kids he supports it may only go up to like $100 a week? And I'm not talking a different child support obligation, just kids that live with him. I know another cs obligation can affect how much his other cs can go up.

by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM
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FreedomTruth
by Bronze Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Depends on the state
FreedomTruth
by Bronze Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:33 AM
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Also are the kids biologically his?
andie646c
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM

Each state is different. If you want to know certainties then it is best to speak with a lawyer.

SKW86
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 12:56 AM

well he isnt 100% responsible for the kids, its 50/50 each parent. So IMO if the CS is being re-evaluated and BM wants more, the BM of the kids that BF and SM have together should be split. if that makes sense.

Skybabe
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 1:00 AM

I know it depends on each state and yes they're all his biological kids. I was just hoping to hear from someone that had experience with this.

soonergirl980
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 1:12 AM
In my state subsequent kids are not taken into account in calculations for cs
momof2ex1
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 1:14 AM
It just depends on the state. In my state it's not very much of a credit. About 2% for 1. You have 3, so in Texas it's 6% credit.

Also depends on medical insurance premiums etc. Does your state have a calculator you can play with to see what it would be?
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erinsmom1964
by Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 1:15 AM
In my state subsequent children have no bearing
Leigh84
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 5:51 AM
It depends on the state but the credits usually aren't much
Polkadotted
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 6:45 AM

look up your state calculator online. Only other support paid was considered between DH and BM.

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