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Child support and stepchildren question

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I am contemplating divorce. I have been married for over 9 years and have two stepchildren that belong to my wife and one child that belongs to the both of us. The whereabouts of the fathers for the other two stepchildren are unknown. Can I be held legally liable for child support for the two stepchildren in the state of Nevada?

Does it matter where I was married at? I was married overseas in a foreign country. Are there more details that I could provide to get a better answer?



Grandma B

Unless you adopted your wife's children (in which case they would no longer be considered stepchildren), you should have no obligation to support them.

Since you are only contemplating divorce and since there are children involved, please make sure there's no way to salvage the marriage before running to court.


would i pay?

yes.family courts have different rules regarding to what a parent is,or what ,or whom a responsible party is,by you marrying the courts would undoubtedly recognize that you were excepting financial responsibilities of the children,born of the previous marriage,or relationship that your wife was in.family law is very unfair,and bias to the fathers,not only in custody matters,but the unfairness of making one pay for anothers child.some states allow the mother to use her discretion to determine the father,and no matter haw a husband tries to defend they will look at you as the bad guy.unless you get custody,its more than likely,you will get burnd.i am not an attorney,please advise one in your home state.good-luck,friend

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