No way. They can't touch anything of yours. I am married to a man who pays child support. We r going through court battles therefore are a few months behind. To avoid his account being seized which can happen he puts his money in my account ( which they cannot touch ) until the issues are figured out. Because I am not her biological mother they cannot come after my money or accounts to pay money he is owing. You have nothing to worry about. This is coming from experience.
Not always if you file jointly for taxes they will take it. I'm a father who stood up for my daughter. Her donor has done nothing to help, he's married and still nothing but tax money. Then they started filling married but joint. He is $10,000 behind with warrants, and my daughter has me working to make ends meet. So not always, depends on the state.
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Be very careful on this one. In most states, especially the community property ones, most definitely! However; there are Injured Spouse Laws in place to protect most of your earnings. And even if you are fortunate enough to not bear the financial burden for his past relationships you will pay more of your living expenses because he is not able to, a portion of his earnings must go toward the support of those children. Which is as it should be. Now the question you have to ask yourself is: Do you love him enough to bear the responsibility of helping him raise children from other relationships. Choose wisely.
It depends on where you live...I hope you and your husband are doing your best to work this situation out and to make sure that the kids are being taken care of...until you guys do your husband will pretty much have to stay under the radar (money wise) and what kind of life is that (for you)..most states will revoke your drivers license (if child support is owed), of course no bank account and his credit is zero (he could never own a home or car legally)..so fix this..its more work ducking it and it will NEVER go away (even if he files for bankrupcy child support debt stays)...good luck!
It depends on where your located but where I am it's the father that is responsible for his own support. Might want to look into it tho. Especially if it's something you can't afford to do. Best of luck