Q: Hi. I’m a male who lives in New Jersey and I am paying health benefits to my child through my employment.
My child’s mother is threatening to put me on child support even though we had an agreement that I pay $500 a month (which I think is fair) outside of the courts. I want to know if I put myself on child support can I choose an amount that I pay or is that up to the courts?
A: Thank you for your question. Child support is governed by the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. I suggest that you schedule an appointment with a family law attorney to discuss options and potential obligations. There are many variables that go into the calculations.
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