Experienced Child Support Attorneys Assisting Clients in New Jersey
- How Do New Jersey Courts Determine Child Support?
- What Happens if My Ex-Spouse Fails to Pay Child Support?
- Can Child Support Payments Be Changed?
- How is Child Support Enforced in New Jersey?
- What Issues Affect Child Support?
- Does Unpaid Child Support Affect One’s Credit?
New Jersey courts look at several factors to determine child support agreements. These guidelines help determine the final amount of child support. Both parents’ expenses and income are taken into consideration. All child-related costs are evaluated, such as clothing, daycare, housing, and education. The court will also consider how much time each parent spends with the child. In most cases, the non-custodial parent will pay support to the custodial parent. It’s essential to work with a skilled child support attorney to ensure an equitable agreement is reached.
Failure to pay child support comes with severe consequences. Ex-spouses who don’t pay child support may wind up with the payments deducted from their paychecks. They may face asset seizure or even jail time. If you are behind on child support payments or are owed money, contact Graziano & Flynn for help.
If your financial circumstances change, you may need to request a modification of child support payments. Salaries and expenses can fluctuate over time. As children approach college age, they may need more or less financial support. Working with an experienced child support attorney is essential if you think you may need a child support modification or if your ex-spouse is requesting changes.
You have recourse if an ex-spouse is late with payments or doesn’t pay child support. Typically, employers can be ordered to take child support payments directly out of a parent’s salary. In some cases, assets may be seized. For help with child support enforcement, contact our office for an appointment.
The court considers parents’ overall financial situations, including salary, expenses, and costs related to raising the child, such as education and childcare. Other child support obligations are also reviewed. New Jersey uses child support guidelines to calculate support, but high-income families with a net income of $3,600 per week and above are exempt from those guidelines. In those cases, a judge determines the amount of child support.
Not paying child support may impact credit scores. Non-payment of child support is reported to credit agencies, which may result in credit score changes. If you cannot meet your child support obligations or are owed child support payments, contact us for help today.
Contact Graziano & Flynn if you have questions about child support in New Jersey. It’s important to understand your obligations and rights, and our experienced lawyers are here to help you get the support you deserve.