Children are expensive. From basic living, medical, daycare, when you are divorcing you need creative solutions to manage the expenses between you and your ex-spouse. In addition to where your children spend their time, how you pay for their care and upbringing can be overwhelming. When going through a divorce in New Jersey, it can be especially trying when parents start to negotiate how the financial aspects of rasising their children will be handled. Our staff of New Jersey child support exerts has handled child support for both simple and complex financial arrangements and can help you sort out the specifics in your case for the best possible outcome. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.
The Child Support Laws in New Jersey are written to protect children of divorce from economic despair. Children of divorced, separated and never married parents have the right to be financially supported by both of their parents through their launch into adulthood and both parents have a legal obligation to support their children at a level based on their income. In our office, we use the same calculations and software as the all courts in New Jersey. Using these New Jersey Child Support Guidelines, We can give you a very accurate assessment of your financial picture and child support obligations.
There are a number of hurdles to jump over when calculating child support. When working with our clients we find it is best to customize a plan of attack, but the process always walks through these basic steps.
- Income and expenses of each parent must be assessed.
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent is planned. Child support goes hand in hand with child custody arrangements. When parents are scheduled to spend more time with children they may be awarded a larger child support payment.
- A full listing of child related expenses must be developed and agreed upon. It is important that this step is explored to the fullest extent possible. This can include but is certainly not limited to costs food and shelter, educational and health care expenses, extracurricular activities, daycare services, clothing and school supplies.
- Based on the first three steps, each parent's portion is determined.
- A final order of support is filed with the court and signed by the judge.
If you have not been keeping up with your child support payments, it is in your best interest to act as quickly as possible. Our staff can work with you to address any outstanding child support warrants and look for creative solutions to your previous and current obligations. Unaddressed outstanding warrants could result in jail time for you so best to get on top of the situation immediately. Our staff can help file the appropriate documents, negotiate for your case, and even appear in court with you.
If you have a New Jersey child support issue but do not live in-state, we are here to help. Our attorneys have experience working with out-of-state clients. Working via email, fax, phone and even teleconference when necessary we can make sure your best interests are represented in a New Jersey court of Law even when you cannot be present.
Like Child Custody, child support orders may be modified if circumstances of either parent have changed or if the needs of the child are altered. When salary and expenses change, college, violations, failure to pay, illness or a bevy of other issues arise, our office can step in to stand by your side and renegotiate your payments for you.
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