Swedesboro, NJ asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey

Q: Will NJ courts take into account that I already pay support for my other children from different marriage?

My soon to be ex wants support and I want to pay but want 50/50 custody - will courts take into consideration that I already have order which I pay for child in college.

1 Lawyer Answer

Kristofher Beralo

Answered
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Without knowing much about the facts of the case, I can tell you this: Yes, the court will take that into consideration. An attorney would be able to advise you on the child support guideline that the court uses to determine child support.

Note: Custody is a completely separate issue for the court to decide if the parties cannot come to an agreement.

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