South Jersey Child Support
South Jersey Child Support
Child support law in New Jersey has many facets and complexities. While there is a formula for calculating child support, the courts will consider a number of variables when deciding the final amounts. These amounts are also subject to change based on fluctuations one or both parties financial situations.
New Jersey Child Support Orders.
In cases where no child support has been previously ordered by a New Jersey Court, we can help clients apply for support and ultimately receive payments through wage garnishment via the Probation Division. The process will require that you provide proof of earnings and fill out either a Financial Statement for Summary Support Actions or a more complete Case Information Statement, or CIS. These cases are typically brought before a hearing officer and although representation is not necessary, it is often desirable to make sure that that the Court considers: 1) number of overnights 2) actual gross income or imputed income 3) child care costs 4) medical insurance costs 5) child support payments for other children 6) income of a second household 6) union dues and 7) mandatory retirement payments. they will consider: client’s can apply for child support through the Court and receive it through New Jersey Probation.
Modification of Support
Upon proving a significant change of circumstances, you may be eligible for an increase in your child’s support or a decrease in your support obligation. Either an increase or decrease will require that we file a motion, supply the Court with the necessary financial documentation or proof of a change of custody or circumstances, and attend a motion hearing. For example, if your child is over 18 and attending college full-time (over 12 credits/semester) you may be eligible for a decrease in your support obligation. We will work together to gather the information, create a certification on your behalf, attach whatever exhibits are needed and file it according to the Court rules. We will represent you in Court for the motion hearing, and since it these cases are fact sensitive, it is suggested that you attend.
The State of New Jersey is one of the few states in the nation that allows parents to continue to collect child support past a child’s 18th birthday. The termination of support requires the obligated party to file a motion to prove that the child should be emancipated, and no longer eligible for support. For example, if your child is over 18 and attending college part-time you may be able to eliminate your support obligation. We will work together to gather the information, create a certification on your behalf, attach whatever exhibits are needed and file it according to the Court rules. We will represent you in Court for the motion hearing, and if you want, you need not attend.
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