I do no think that a new partner's income should be taken into consideration. I pay my own way in life and do not expect anyone to pay for me. At the moment I am having to subsidise my partner and bring up our child (he can't afford to pay anything towards her). We live in a one bedroom flat while his ex lives in a 3 bedroom house with one child which she can afford to do because she receives £850 a month from him. It seems to me that ex wives are more important than children. I am sure in many cases(not all) the women that get SM have a far better standard of life than the new partner as it is the new partner that has to subsidise the other so their ex's can have good holidays and great social lives. I think that if you are not married you should not take into account the others income.