Q: I started covering my daughter's health insurance over 2 months ago, can I file to get a reduction to my child support
My support amour has stayed the same but now I'm paying more since I am now covering health insurance as well
A: Yes, if it was not already considered in the initial calculation of child support. In New Jersey a parent's payment of the child's portion of health insurance premiums should be factored into the calculation of child support pursuant to the New Jersey child support guidelines. In order to have the credit factored into a recalculation, you will need to file an application to modify the child support obligation, and provide proof of the amount of your payment for the child's portion of the premiums. An attorney may be able to help streamline the process for you, or calculate a different amount of support and propose a modification to the other parent via a consent order, without filing in Court.
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