Remarrying after a divorce can have a significant impact on child support and spousal support payments in Georgia. It's important to understand how these payments can be affected before entering into a new marriage.
Here are some things to consider:
Child Support Modification
If you are the custodial parent receiving child support payments and you remarry, your new spouse's income may be taken into consideration when determining child support payments. The non-custodial parent may request a modification of child support payments based on this new income.
On the other hand, if you are the non-custodial parent paying child support and you remarry, your new spouse's income is not considered when determining child support payments. However, if you have additional children with your new spouse, this may be taken into consideration when determining child support payments.
Spousal Support Modification
If you are receiving spousal support payments and you remarry, your new marriage may affect your eligibility for spousal support. In Georgia, remarriage typically terminates spousal support payments unless otherwise specified in the divorce decree.
If you are paying spousal support and you remarry, your new marriage does not automatically terminate spousal support payments. However, you may be able to request a modification of spousal support payments based on your changed financial circumstances.
Cohabitation and Support Payments
If you are receiving child support or spousal support payments and you begin living with a new partner without getting married, this may also affect your support payments. In Georgia, cohabitation can be considered a change in circumstances that may warrant a modification of support payments.
It's important to note that these are just general guidelines and each case is unique. If you are considering remarriage and are unsure of how it may affect your child support or spousal support payments, it's best to consult with an experienced family law attorney.
At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., we have extensive experience in handling child support and spousal support cases in Georgia. Our team of attorneys can help you navigate the complexities of family law and ensure that your rights are protected.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation.