Will My Spouse Have to Pay Child Support to My Ex? Posted onMay 20, 2021October 1, 2021/ Devry Smith Frank LLP Podcast #56 –Will My Spouse Have to Pay Child Support to My Ex? Blended families are becoming more and more common as parents find new partners after the end of an earlier relationship. Some of those new partners can be reluctant to start a relationship with some who already have kids. That can make things complicated, especially as it often means the ex may still be hanging about. But, a BIG concern of many people considering starting a relationship with someone who is already a parent is whether becoming that parent’s spouse will mean becoming liable for that parent’s child support obligation. New spouse’s should not be liable for their partner’s child support obligation. But, the legal answer is more complicated. When a person marries, or starts a relationship, with someone who has kids from a previous relationship, that person can be on the hook, directly or indirectly, to that partner’s ex. In this episode of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist in Family Law, John Schuman, explains how that can happen, and how to avoid pay child support to a new partner’s ex. Podcast #56 In this Podcast, certified family law specialist John Schuman explains how to avoid pay child support to a new partner’s ex. For more information, check out www.DevryLaw.ca. The companion book to this podcast, The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law is available by clicking on the book to the right. The e-book is $9.99 and is available for immediate download from Amazon for Kindle, Kobo and iTunes for iPad, iPhone and Mac.If you have found this podcast useful, please feel free to share it on your social network by using the buttons to the left or at the bottom of the page. Hundreds of people download episodes of the podcast every month because of the valuable information it provides on family law and family court issues. This podcast was provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice with regard to any specific situation. Opening and closing music © 2010 Little Jackie Wright Thanks for listening.