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Is Stepparent Responsible for Child Support?

I am going to be marrying my soon to be husband and he is on SSI and has kids that he sees once a month. He went to the courts before I met him and they ruled that he did not have to pay child support. Can his ex come after me for child support?

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July 21, 20160 found this helpful
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Many state laws are different on this subject so you will need to find out how/what laws will come into play when you get married or maybe even if you are just living together (and how long together etc.).
Some information can be obtained through state agencies but an attorney who specializes in this would be so much better as this is something that could make a very big difference in your lives.

I have heard of a person getting married to someone on SSI that has not had to pay support and the ex returned to court and the judge reevaluated the income AND included the income of the spouse and that included any SS benefits.

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As all the respondents have suggested - get an attorney in your state - no matter the cost.

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July 19, 20160 found this helpful

Child support laws vary by state and the specific child support situation that will exist upon your marriage. You should consult an attorney specializing in child support and family law in your state. You can find an attorney by referral from your regular attorney or your local state American Bar Association:

www.lawyerslegallaws.com/

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July 19, 20160 found this helpful

Addendum:

Depending upon the specific state laws, even common-law and "live-in" partners may be required to contribute child support the the partner's children.

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September 8, 20160 found this helpful

You should not be held accountable. If the mother, custodial parent, is voluntarily unemployed, the judge should use her spouse's income for calculation. Judges and lawyers do what they want. Good luck.

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