Resp for other children

My assumption would be that the legislature considered this when determining the guidelines and felt it was not fair to decrease the responsibility of one father simply because another father was paying child support.

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this may be true but the end result is; they increase the child support on father number two just in case father number one does not pay his child support.

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when child support is calculated in this state and there are children from another marriage living in the home of one of the parents they get to deduct for this. If they make payments on other children they get to deduct that as well.

Here is my question.

If mother has children from another marriage that live in her home. The father of these children do not live with her. The calculation then is based on her income as if she supports them on her own. In most cases she collects child support from thier father. This is not figured either in her income nor considered when determining her obligation for other children.

If the other father lives in the home they figure her obligation based on both thier incomes.

In my mind this lets mothers with multiple children from multiple fathers double dip. They deduct for thier other children based solely on thier income alone. Then collect child care expenses from the fathers. In most cases thier deduction for other children is grossly more than thier “real” child support obligation.

How is this fair and why is it not considered.

richard j caputo