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Will the child support I receive now will go lower because of another child?

Q: I receive child support from my sons father for a few years now. Recently he and his girlfriend have broken up. Together they have a child (baby number 2 for dad). If she takes him for child support, will that lower the support I am receiving from my sons father?

A: Generally no – the 1st child to win the race to the courthouse gets the first slice of the pie from the father’s income. Each succeeding child gets whatever’s left of the pie after the 1st child gets his slice. Call a Bronx Child Support attorney for more info.

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