Business owner


Expenses that are paid for him on behalf of him by the business are considered income from him. When considering child support the court can look at all income he receives, including income he defers back into his business’s.

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My spouse owned 1 business before marriage. Opened another during marriage. Pays himself whatever he likes. Has stated many times if my income increases he will lower his pay to himself to keep more money in company. He makes less now with 2 businesses than he did when he was single and only one company. How will this come into play for child support and alimony. I am wife #3 and I believe he had help from an attorney behind my back to protect himself from having to pay me should the marriage end. Also, it that legal to do, or if he did go behind my back and arrange thru an attorney ways to hide money etc., will that be taken into account by a judge.

kim black