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Child Support NJ

The Right to Support

All parents in New Jersey, whether married or unmarried, are obligated to contribute to the support of their children. How much they must contribute is where the disagreements arise. While some parents believe they are paying too much, others believe they are receiving too little child support. NJ parents often find this to be a contentious issue. The important thing to remember is that child support in New Jersey is the right of the child, not the parent; therefore, parents may not waive NJ child support.

In most cases, child support (NJ) is based upon an intricate formula known as the NJ child support guidelines. This formula provides a clear framework for both parents to meet their child support payment responsibilities.

The NJ child support guidelines borrow terms from the financial world, using words like credit and deduction to calculate child support. Some examples of New Jersey child support credits include:

  • Overnight visitation time
  • Health care premium payments
  • Support paid for children from other relationships
  • And more
  • Some examples of child support (NJ) deductions include:
    • Union dues
    • Taxes
    • And more

When such credits and deductions are applied to the formula, the final New Jersey child support figure is then adjusted accordingly.

Experience When it Matters the Most

The New Jersey child support attorneys at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC have vast experience dealing with all child support matters. Whether you need to calculate accurate child support figures, modify or enforce existing child support agreements and court orders or navigate through the New Jersey divorce and child support system, the NJ child support lawyers at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group are prepared to help.

During this difficult time, you may find yourself seeking answers to difficult questions regarding NJ child support, including:

  • Do the NJ child support guidelines apply in my case?
  • When does a child become emancipated?
  • When my child goes off to college, does child support continue?
  • If a child support order is violated, what remedies are available to enforce payment?
  • When can NJ child support be modified?

A Proven Philosophy

The trusted NJ child support attorneys at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, LLC, will guide you and your family through the New Jersey child support process by demystifying New Jersey's divorce laws. The philosophy that clients make better decisions when they operate from a position of knowledge is why we take the time to ensure that you are always aware of the pros and cons that accompany each decision. Our New Jersey family law attorneys are highly skilled at resolving the various issues involved related to NJ child support matters.