In New Jersey, child support is calculated using child support guidelines which consider many different factors. However, the importance of hiring the right attorney to assist you during the process cannot be understated. Our family law attorneys can help you calculate child support, enforce child support, or modify payments if there has been a change in your financial situation.
Most people have children and child support is an aspect of almost every matrimonial case. The ability to support your children during and after the process of a divorce is extremely important procedure. And it's important to have the right attorneys to calculate support in the most appropriate way.
Child support in New Jersey is generally calculated using the child support guidelines. They consider different factors such as the children's age, a party's income, and the amount of parenting time a parent spends with the child.
Child support is modifiable at any point in time. You can have a downward modification of child support if you prove a substantial change in circumstance.
If you need to enforce child support, there are various mechanisms that the court employs to ensure that a parent pays support on behalf of their child. For example, you can file a motion to enforce the child support order, and you go to the court and ask the court to compel that child support be paid. Another way is through the court administrative program called the Probation Department. And if an individual is not paying the appropriate support, the Probation Department has enforcement mechanisms that they implement.
Being a parent has made the calculation of child support and addressing child and custody issues very real to me and has had an impact on how hard I work for the client to ensure that they have the appropriate amount of support to be able to stay in their home and to pay their expenses and to have their children have a happy life.