Absolutely. Under the 2010 Appellate Division case of Colca v. Anson, "parents are expected to support their children until they are emancipated, regardless of whether the children live with one, both, or neither parent." Notably, child support does not belong to either parent. Under the 2002...Read more »
Following a divorce, courts retain jurisdiction to decide matters concerning children, such as child support. If you are being brought to court over child support payments, you should consult with a family law attorney for more detailed information. Each case is unique and you will have a much...Read more »
Child support is calculated using a specific worksheet which takes into account each parent's weekly earnings, the cost of the child's health insurance and who pays for it, and the cost of the child's daycare and who pays for it. The amount of child support is calculated by this worksheet. The...Read more »
You can file a motion to enforce litigant's rights. It will bring the matter before a judge. If you are successful, you can have the court make him pay the back child support amount owed to you. Any experienced family law attorney would be happy to assist you in this.
If the court date is for your own child's support, you do not need to bring your parents with you. However, you are able to bring your parents if you want to. I would also urge you to hire an attorney to protect your interests, if at all possible.
And to add insult to injury she stated that this payment will be collected through NJ Probation. I’m completed flabbergasted because everything I’m reading in the law shows support and collection ends at the age of 23 yrs old.
Although no one can give you precise answers to your question, without knowing all the facts, there are numerous circumstances when child support would not stop at age 23. I have personally been involved in several of these type of cases, and there is significant case law, which will allow that. Do...Read more »
If you are able, I would first suggest that you contact an experienced family law attorney to assist you. I have seen it too many times where a litigant attempts to go it alone and receives an unsatisfactory outcome, only then to seek out the assistance of counsel. By that point, it is often too...Read more »
I have been a stay at home mother for going on 10 years. He financially took care of me and the children for those years. We are not married and Nj doesn’t aknowledge common law marriage. I put my inheritance into the down payment for the home. I took care of his mother, the multi family home,... Read more »
This case is going to be very complex and it could get very expensive fairly fast. You need to retain experienced mortgage foreclosure defense and matrimonial counsel. Only a mortgage foreclosure and matrimonial attorney has the expertise to prevent you from having more problems than you can...Read more »
Yes, it is legal for a Judge to impute income at minimum wage or higher to someone who is not working full-time, unless there is a legitimate justification for the person not working full time. For example, some one who has to spend time taking care of a "special need" child. You may qualify for NJ...Read more »
Also with a lawyers help is there anything that can be done to collect back child support? Bench warrants keep getting issued and he then gets out with no jail time or without paying any money to me. Over $20,000 is owed in back child support in just over 2 years.
Every situation is different and your case like all the others is fact sensitive. Trying to represent yourself in Court is a bad idea. Not only are you emotionally involved, but you are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to...Read more »
Divored in Florida. My daughter and I moved back to NJ . Her Child support ends at 18 and it doesn’t mention helping pay for collage . Florida law says they don’t have to help wirh collage But Jersey law says they do . How do I get it changed so he is required to help with collage
two states have different child support laws. as for child support i presume the following : your child's support started in new jersey and then when you moved to Florida then you end child support in new jersey and started child support in Florida. then when you come back to new jersey again then...Read more »
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?
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.
Thank you for your question. If you received a levy for child support while you were in prison, it appears that you already had an active child support obligation that was not paid. If you had the obligation to pay child support and the levy was on your accounts or assets you held then it was...Read more »
Is willing to withdraw the child support order and for them to make their own arrangement. This is in NJ. Is that possible to remove the child support? Also can she go beck in the future and put him back on child support?
That will require a Court Order, but it is not likely to happen. It will depend a great deal on which Judge is deciding the matter. You need to retain an experienced NJ matrimonial attorney to handle this matter.
Paralegals are not licensed to practice law in NJ, so you do not want to be an accomplice to aiding and abetting someone in the unauthorized practice of law. Using a bargain basement attorney on a complex case like this will really mess things up badily and they would not have the skills or...Read more »
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