If you remarry in California, your new spouse’s income is generally prohibited by the California Family Code from being considered in child support calculations. However, if you file a joint tax return with your new spouse, your actual tax liability based on your new combined gross income may impact the support calculations in your case.
Courts do not punish parents for remarrying. Instead, courts focus on calculating the actual net disposable income of the parent ordered to pay support. If you have any questions about how your remarriage will affect your child support calculations and support payments, reach out to our knowledgeable child support attorney.