Figuring Child Support with birth of new child


Dear CamillaCat:

Greetings again. No, your income is not at issue in the child support case. Instead, there is a place in the calculator for your husband to include other children he cares for that live with him. It automatically decreases the child support obligation in accordance with this section.

We are in the process of updating/revising our child support calculator, so if you have any issues until the revisions are complete, please send me the data and I will run the calculator for you. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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Hi there,

I am the step mother to my husband’s daughter. He pays child support very regulary. We will soon be coming up on the 3 year time period where child support can be recalculated.

My husband and I have since had a child of our own. I know the CS calculator takes into account that my husband has to now support our own child.

My question is, how is this calculated into the calculator? Do my husband and I input our incomes, etc, (without the acknowledgement that he pays CS for his daughter) and then a figure is calculated which goes into the original CS calculation? Or do my husband and I input our incomes (WITH acknowledging the fact that he DOES pay CS?).

Thanks, this is a very informative forum.