You’ve come to the right place to learn all about New Jersey Child Support Law, or what many refer to as simply “child support.”
Many of my clients that are responsible for paying child support find it difficult not because they do not want to support their children, but because they would rather assist the children directly rather than hand over money to their ex.
For those receiving child support, there may be concerns about the amount being inadequate. Sometimes there are issues of collection and child support arrears.
Although New Jersey courts utilize a specific child support calculator, calculations are only as good as their inputs. There are plenty of vagaries that both parties can fight over regarding inputs.
Then there are important considerations of items not covered by the child support guidelines such as: emancipation issues, extracurricular activities, health insurance and unreimbursed medical expenses, college costs, and more.
The Child Support Law Zone has all the resources you need to learn about this important area of the law.
Feeling ambitious? Click here for the extensive Child Support Law Guide. Coming in at thousands words you’ll be beyond well-informed when you’re done reading our guide.
Or for other articles and resources, click below on the sub-topic that interests you:
- Article – Child Support Overview. Don’t have time to read our complete child support guide? Click here to read a short overview of New Jersey child support law.
- Article – Bankruptcy and Child Support. Click here to learn what impact there may be on child support when a party files for bankruptcy.
- Article – Child Support and Collection. Click here to learn about how to collect on child support arrears in New Jersey.
- Article – Remarriage and Child Support. Click here to learn about how remarriage or the birth of additional children may impact child support.
- Article – College Savings and Divorce. Click here to learn about how 529 plans may be utilized to pay college costs post-divorce.
- Article – College Costs and Divorce. Click here to learn about who is responsible for paying a child’s college costs post-divorce.
- Article – Health Insurance for Children and Divorce. Click here to learn about who is responsible for health insurance for children post-divorce.
- Article – Emancipation Law in NJ. Click here to learn all about the process of seeking emancipation of an adult child that has moved beyond the “sphere and influence” of his or her parents.
- Article – Life Insurance and Child Support. Click here to learn about the role of life insurance in protecting child support.
- Article – Imputing Income for Child Support. Click here to learn about how courts may impute income if you are unemployed or considered underemployed.