Roselle, NJ asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey

Q: Why did I receive a letter from child support when I didn't apply?

I recently received a letter from Child Support giving me a user id and a temporary pin. I am the custodial parent and I didn't request child support. I am the sole person financially responsible for my dependent.

I recently was served with papers regarding custody/visitation. Could that be the reason?

1 Lawyer Answer
Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Yes. Please also make sure that you file your response to the custody / parenting time request promptly if you object to the custody or parenting time sought by your ex. You cannot simply walk into court and tell the court your objection. Under the court rules, you must file a specific written objection to his request and provide the court with your reasoning and your suggested plan ( and why). Also, in the paperwork, you probably also received a request for financial information about your current employment - please provide that material promptly as well as any material you have about expenses for your child ( ie daycare, medical costs, etc)

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