Fort Lee, NJ asked in Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey

Q: How does a child working affect child support payments? Can that cause a reduction in support payments?

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Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger
  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Thank you for your question. The answer to your question really depends on the child’s age. If they are under 18, and it is a child support guidelines case, then the child’s income is not included. However, if the child is over 18 and living away at college, child support is determined on several factors, one of which is the child’s income.

I understand that you need answers and need to protect yourself. I strongly suggest that you schedule a consultation with a family law attorney who has experience with child support as soon as possible, so that you can understand the implications for you and your child.

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