Category: Child Support

In Re Marriage of Burger v. Burger

(1) New spouse’s income does not count for child support. (2) Increased age of kids is substantial change in circumstances. (3) Custodial parent’s income is irrelevant in determining need or ability to pay percentage standards – paying parent’s income is sole relevant factor to be considered. (4) Social Security benefits paid to kids when father was disabled do not replace child support, but are a separate benefit. (5) Modification of child support can only be made where there has been a substantial change of circumstances.