Your income is irrelevant since they are his responsibility, not yours.

You’re fine.

Dear mibella90:

Greetings. No, child support is only based on his income and hers - yours is not included in the calculation in any way. Your marriage should not affect his alimony at all. Good luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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I am engaged to a man who is divorced with two children from the prior marriage. He pays child support currently, however his ex-wife makes more than he does. I make more than both of them combined. If we get married, will child support now be based on our household or joint income? There is no alimony. Is there information anywhere on how our marriage/joint income will affect his future child support obligations.