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Can a New Spouse's Income Be Considered in Support Determinations in Minnesota?
(provided by Eric C. Nelson, Esq.)

Strictly speaking, a new spouse's income may not be considered when determining spousal maintenance or child support issues with a prior spouse.

That said, to the extent a new spouse, cohabitant, or other occupant of a party's household contributes to a party's household expenses and thereby reduces a party's own living expenses, that reduction in living expenses is relevant to support determinations.

* THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE IS NOT ADVICE FOR YOUR PARTICULAR CASE. FOR GUIDANCE ON YOUR SITUATION, CONSULT WITH ERIC C. NELSON, ATTORNEY. ALSO, THIS INFORMATION APPLIES ONLY TO MINNESOTA LAW, AND NOT TO THE LAW OF ANY OTHER STATE OR COUNTRY.

Information provided by:
Eric C. Nelson, Esq. located at
http://www.divorcesource.com/MN/DS/nelson.html

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