Can I decrease my child support payments to my first wife if I have another child with my new wife?

Remarriage is a circumstance that arises frequently in the area of child support. Some states do not take into account the children of a second marriage at all when determining child support. Other states may allow the children of a second marriage to be a factor in a request for modification. There is a doctrine that you should become familiar with, the doctrine of "first families first." This means that after the obligations of your first family are taken care of, you can attend to your second family.

If you should divorce your second wife, your child support obligation to your children of your first marriage can be deducted from your income when calculating the child support for the children of your second marriage.