I am considering marrying a man with two children from previous relationships/marriages. We are in Georgia, and he pays child support. I have more assets than he does. Should I be concerned about protecting my future, and if so, where should I start? I have a lot of concern about an ex-wife attempting to garner more child support (already receives $700/mo for one child) once he's married, under the assumption he has more. This ex-spouse is also very lawsuit happy. I'm concerned that during a visitation weekend, if something were to happen to this particular child, she would attempt to sue us. I'm referring to normal things, like the child falls down the steps or is in a car accident. Since she's taken my fiance to court so many times over the past 9 years, am I right to be concerned for my own current and future well being?
1 Answer from Attorneys
While the suit against you is a most unlikely scenario, your assets, tax refunds, etc could be at risk without proper planning, and since judgments against him will affect your total family income, there are indirect effects at all. I'd suggest spending an hour with a lawyer to review all the consequences and also what steps you can take to minimize them.