After Wheat Ridge parents choose to split up, either through a divorce, legal separation, or a break-up, you likely have a court order regarding child support. Different than with alimony or spousal maintenance payment, remarriage will not likely change your child support situation. Whether you are the custodial parent receiving the child support payments or the non-custodial parent making the payments, the responsibility to your children remains the same. Unless the Jefferson County Court is presented with significant new information, the child support order will remain in effect until your children are adults, regardless of who else enters your life.
It is common knowledge that when a couple divorces in Wheat Ridge, Arvada, or Mountain View, one spouse may have to make payments to the other in the form of spousal maintenance payments (alimony) or child support. When one party decided to get remarried, there are often questions regarding how a new marriage will impact these mandatory payments. Let's take a look at how remarriage can affect child support and alimony payments for both the paying spouse and the supported one.