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Can the courts consider that there are two incomes in the household and not one?

Q: I live in nys and i am at the tail end of the childsupport proceedings. My sons father receives SSI of $1400 a month. They did a temporary order for $175 a month. He is married and his wife works. So can the court take that fact into consideration? He is not only dependent on one income there is two incomes in the household.

A: The short answer is: most likely not. Generally only the parent’s income is counted. Conceivably, one could contend that the person he’s residing with helps defray expenses he’d otherwise incur, but same is a relatively hard argument to win. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Child Support attorney for a full assessment.

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