New Jersey Child Support Lawyers
Experienced Child Support Counsel and Representation in Bergen County, Central New Jersey, and New York
As a parent, you want your children to be minimally impacted by divorce, allowing them to grow and follow their dreams. Child support is a major factor in ensuring your child’s well-being, primarily because of the obvious need for significant financial support to provide for a child’s cost of living.
At MR. Men’s Rights Divorce & Family Law (TM) of New Jersey by Schultz & Associates, LLC, our New Jersey child support attorneys advocate for the needs of the child while also taking fairness into account pertaining to child support amounts and the income of both parents.
Our New Jersey child support lawyers have represented parents who need to obtain child support or have to pay child support. Our New Jersey child support lawyers also give legal advice regarding enforcement of child support orders and past-due child support payments, in addition to helping clients whose financial circumstances may require a modification in child support.
Our New Jersey child support lawyers have more than 20 years of combined experience in helping families find equitable solutions that ensure their children’s financial security. So if you are experiencing issues organizing a child support order and are interested in speaking to a family law attorney to assist with your child support issues, feel free to call us at 201-880-9770 or contact us online for a consultation so we can review the general information of your child support agreement and help you devise the very best legal strategy available to you.
Understanding New Jersey’s Child Support Guidelines
In New Jersey, there are child support guidelines based on a formula that takes into account:
- The number of children;
- The number of overnights or 12 hour blocks exercised by the parents;
- The net incomes of both the non-custodial parent and the custodial parent;
- Alimony being paid and/or received;
- If applicable, alimony or child support paid by a former spouse, or for children from a previous marriage;
- The daycare cost paid by the custodial parent; and
- The cost of health insurance paid by the custodial parent.
These are presumptive child support guidelines, but your specific situation may have special circumstances that will require us to assist you in determining an additional amount of child support to be paid and/or received. Private schools, combined income wage earners, special needs children, and special education, among other family law matters and circumstances, may enter into the equation.
As advocates for your child, our New Jersey child support lawyers will work to demonstrate to the court that those expenses are necessary and reasonable to help contribute towards the costs associated with your children visa vi child support payments.
New Jersey Child Support Laws: Enforcement and Modification
When a parent is overdue or has stopped making court-ordered child support payments, enforcement becomes necessary. In New Jersey, penalties for failing to pay child support are severe, and may include the following:
- incarceration for up to six months;
- driver’s license suspension or revocation;
- seizure of assets;
- and/or negative reports on credit ratings.
If you are owed child support payments, our New Jersey child support attorneys can represent you and help you obtain all past-due payments by attaching wages, seizing property or intercepting tax refunds.
If you are behind in child support payments, otherwise known as “arrears”, you may need immediate representation in negotiating a payment plan or modification to your court order. If you are experiencing a significant change in circumstances that affects your ability to meet your child support obligations, you may be eligible for a post-judgment modification.
It’s important that you contact an experienced divorce and family law attorney to assist you in evaluating your specific situation and help you achieve a reasonable adjustment given the totality of the circumstances.
Learn More About Your Child Support Rights
Contact our experienced New Jersey child support lawyers for an initial consultation at 201-880-9770 to find out how our law firm can help you.
Our law offices represent clients in both New Jersey and New York, and you can rest assured that the New Jersey family law specialists at MR. Men’s Rights Divorce & Family Law TM by Schultz & Associates, LLC will be on your side to get you through the tricky and complicated rough waters in the area of child support.