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Can having children in the future lower child support amount?

Q: If you are married and are on child support from an ex for one child and your ex has primary custody, if you decide to have more children with your new wife, can you get a modification to lower the child support payments since you will have more kids to support and these kids will be with you full time?

A: Generally subsequently-born children do not qualify the non-custodial parent to a reduction of child support. Only if the purported child support would not leave the non-custodial parent with enough to minimally support the after-born child may it be a factor. Rarely, however, have I see such an argument succeed. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for a full assessment. 

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