Background: My ex and I have two children. Child support was ordered beginning September 2007 in the amount of $700.00. He only paid twice, lost job, and was in contempt for over 6 months (many continuences) until July of 2008. During the many continuences he asked for modification and during trial in July, Judge used his discretion and lowered child support to $450.00 per month for children. And ordered $50 for arrears. Also ordered a Upward Modification hearing for July 2009.
My ex since our seperation and now divorced has lived with another woman. Not married, just living together. She is now about to give birth.
My question: When this new child of my ex and the woman he is living with is born, can my ex be able to lower the amount he is expected to pay to our two children? What if this other woman does not work, would this also make the child support I receive for my ex and my two children go down? Or, what if she has a job? Is her income then taken into consideration? I believe she will no longer work after their child is born so she can take care of it and I am very worried the child support my two children receive will be significantly lower.