Can the Florida courts include my new spouse’s income when setting child support?

In general, a new spouse’s income has no bearing on a child support obligation. It simply is not an input into a child support calculation formula. If a spouse gets remarried that pays child support, which is very common, the new spouse’s income will not be considered. There is a slender exception to that. To the extent that the spouse that got married and pays child support no longer finds it necessary to be fully employed because of the marriage, they can have their historic income imputed to them when you determine child support using the guidelines. Then again, that has no direct bearing on the new spouse’s income at all.