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Whether a custodial mother’s new husband earns more or less than the father, economic realities ensure his income will usually affect the child’s financial well-being, sometimes dramatically. The stepfather’s daily

Whether a custodial mother’s new husband earns more or less than the father, economic realities ensure his income will usually affect the child’s financial well-being, sometimes dramatically. The stepfather’s daily contact with the child may be more than the father’s, possibly burdening father's relationship with his child, especially if mother moves with stepfather and child to a distant location. Nonetheless, the law does not usually consider remarriage and moves in setting the father’s child support obligation.

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  • 2015-05-01
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1037/law0000045
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      1076-8971
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      1939-1528
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    Ellman, Ira Mark, & Braver, Sanford L. (2015). Child Support and the Custodial Mother's Move or Remarriage: What Citizens Believe the Law Should Be. PSYCHOLOGY PUBLIC POLICY AND LAW, 21(2), 145-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/law0000045

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