Although reaching a
divorce settlement means the end of your marriage, you may still continue to pay
child support to the other party. However, what happens if you or your ex-spouse get
The following are the common financial concerns with regard to this change
Remarriage doesn’t end child support payments – In Rhode Island, no matter if you or your ex-spouse have remarried,
the new spouse has no duty to support your children from a previous relationship.
The children will always be the responsibility of their parents. However,
a new spouse’s income is relevant since it more fully shows the
parent’s ability to pay child support.
Remarriage puts an end to alimony payments – The obligation to pay future spousal maintenance is automatically
terminated when the supported spouse remarries. On the other hand, cohabitation
is not enough to terminate alimony.
When it comes to child custody, a parent who remarries may wish to relocate
with the children or change their living arrangements in order to accommodate
the new spouse through
modification. However, a parent cannot modify their custody orders without the other
parent’s consent unless a judge determines a significant change
in circumstances that would affect the child’s best interests.
If you are interested in obtaining a modification on your divorce decree,
contact our Daytona Beach divorce attorney at
Stepniak & Park today.