Following divorce or separation, each parent has a continuing obligation to financially support their child(ren) until emancipation. The right to child support is considered to belong to the child(ren) as opposed to the custodial parent. As such, New Jersey has developed specific Child Support Guidelines to determine the appropriate amount of child support to be paid or received in each case.
The New Jersey Child Support Guidelines take the following factors into consideration (amongst others): each parent’s income (whether actual or imputed); the cost of providing health insurance for the child(ren); any work-related child care costs; the payment and/or receipt of alimony by either party; and the number of overnights each parent enjoys with the child(ren).
At Eveland & Foster, LLC, our New Jersey child support lawyers are experienced in the interpretation and application of the Child Support Guidelines and related statutory and case law. Contact us for an assessment of your specific circumstances.