If your partner cheats in the relationship are you exempt from child support?

If your partner cheats in the relationship are you exempt from child support?

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  • 1 month ago

    In most places, the law says 50 / 50 split.  The children's custody depends upon the nature of the why the break up since the mother, in most cases, gets the children unless proven "unfit".  The Courts have to determine many aspects of the case.  The man usually gets stuck with the child support payments.

  • 1 month ago

    Cheating has nothing to do with child support.  Man or woman the parent who has the child living with them, will get 20% of the other parents salary.  This is where life is not fair. No matter how many kids you have the max that can be deducted from your paycheck is 40%.  And than it is split among the children. So if you are the parent who has 3,4 or 5 children and make $50,000, The courts can take a max of $20,000 to support your kids.  If you only make $30,000 and have 1 child, the courts will take 20% or $6,000 a year.  I am shocked you would even think about not wanting to support your child. Here an Idea, you volunteer to have the child live with you, and have your spouse pay you 20% of her salary.  

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, there's no stipulation in law that a child has to suffer because its parent was a cheater. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If your partner cheats why would YOU be exempt from child support?  That makes no sense.

    If a biological or adoptive parent cheats, that person is responsible for paying child support.

    What are you asking?

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    1 month ago

    No. Cheating doesn't negate the parental responsibility of either parent, nor should a child be punished because one or both parents stepped out on the other. Remember, child support is just that (support for the child or children produced by the marriage). It would make no sense to for the custodial parent to receive no child support because they cheated. Cheating may not even affect custody, provided the cheating parent doesn't have some other issue or situation that may make them an unfit parent.

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    In many cases, cheating doesn't affect the property settlement in the divorce either, unless there was a prenup that was worded properly that would penalize either party if they cheated.

  • 1 month ago

    No you're not.  Neither am I

  • 1 month ago

    Er, no - child support is based on the existing child, not any other relationship.

  • 1 month ago

    People who are very happy in their relationship seldom feel a need to cheat. I don't condone cheating, but there may well have been reasons. 

    As for child support, he made the decision (jointly) to bring a child into the world, and he needs to pay his share.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.  The child had nothing to do with it.

  • 1 month ago

    Probably not. The terms of divorce and child support vary from state to state, but most require support from the father.

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