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Question: Why is alimony paid to the current spouse not deducted from income for child support purposes?


In the definition of "gross income" in the child support guideline, section 1.A (18), the following is included in gross income:

Spousal support received from a person not a party to this order;

From this, we conclude that spousal support received from a person who *is* a party to the order is *not* included in gross income.

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