Calculating Child Support Payments
Good questions. The answers “depend.”
If your ex-wife is an employee of her husband’s company and has no other car to drive, then yes, an imputation of income would be made based on the benefits she receives. However, if she does not work for the company, then no, that income doesn’t count.
The inheritance from her grandfather may or may not impact child support. If the cash was received in 2016, it would affect her income for 2016. If she receives profits from the sale of his house, that will be considered income to her in the year it is received.
A modification of child support amongst other things, is based on the parties current gross incomes. In certain circumstances, a person’s income might be based on an average of the income received over the past 2 or 3 years.
Money contributed to household expenses by her new spouse is not considered income to your ex- wife. It would be different if he were just a roommate, and she was renting a room to him. Income of a new spouse is not considered for child support purposes since the new husband does not have a legal obligation to support your kids.