New Jersey Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Hi. I’m a male who lives in New Jersey and I am paying health benefits to my child through my employment.

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Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Bari Weinberger's answer
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.

Q: I was levy for child support. Whil i was in prison. Can i get my money back

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Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Bari Weinberger's answer
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 appropriate, despite the fact that you were in prison. I hope this information is helpful to you.

Q: So my boyfriend is currently paying child support for about a couple of months. Now the mother of his son

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Answered on Dec 21, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
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.

Q: I now have children 100% of time. who can help get child support changed?

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Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
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 experienced to help you.

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...

Q: A case from 2001, I just found out I owe $700 for child supp. I want to pay, my ex denied to take money and sign docs.

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Answered on Dec 19, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Contact the child support probation dept. in NY. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney.

Q: I would like 2 know is it 2 late 2 talk 2 an attorney about a old child support case

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Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Bari Weinberger's answer
Thank you for your question.

In order to understand whether we can help you, we would need to see the court orders which denied your request for a paternity test and obtain other information for you. You should seek the advice of an attorney on this issue so that they can properly analyze your situation and provide you with guidance.

I hope this information was helpful to you.

Q: Retro Child Support in New Jersey

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Answered on Dec 8, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
There is no retroactive child support in NJ absent unpaid child support pursuant to a Court Order. Trying to represent yourself in any legal proceeding, especially a family matter is unwise, to put it charitably. You need an in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial attorney, who can review all previous legal proceedings and documents. Then the attorney will be able to advise you how to proceed. You need to ask yourself, can I afford not to have an attorney? Good luck.

Q: Does a statewide judgement get paid if someone gets money from a lawsuit ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 2, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to have an experienced attorney docket the Judgment in Trenton. Then have an experienced matrimonial attorney file an enforcement motion. Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap lawyer is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: What are the guidelines for terminating parental rights? What will I need to prove?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This is far too complex a question to be answered by anything other than a personal consultation with an experienced matrimonial attorney. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price. You also need to ask the attorney about their experience with this type of case.

Q: My child is 3 and never met his dad. I took him to court, he never appeared and support order was issued.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
I understand your panic and concern. But the Court is not going to be sympathetic to him. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to represent you, which includes preparing a proper responsive pleading. This is not something that you can handle on your own. Pick the best lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap lawyer is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: Is a divorced Dad obligated by law to help pay his sons car payment and insurance?

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Answered on Nov 30, 2018
Bari Weinberger's answer
Thank you for your question.

The short answer is possibly. It really depends on what the parties agreed upon in their Marital Settlement Agreement. While child support does include transportation costs, it does not include expenses associated with a motor vehicle purchased or leased for the intended primary use of a child subject to the support order.

I understand that you need answers and need to protect your family. I strongly suggest that your Husband schedule a consultation...

Q: My wife is moving out of state - which state governs child support? Where we filed or the new state?

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Answered on Nov 16, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Are you divorced or not? If you are divorced , she cannot leave the state without a Court Order granting her permission to do so. For the foreseeable future, child support will be determined by the NJ child support guidelines. Pick the best matrimonial lawyer you can find and remember one rule: a good lawyer is generally never cheap, and a cheap lawyer is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: My baby father says he don't work and his mom supports him at 40 years old. Should she have to pay child support?

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Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Income can be attributed to him. It is too complex to explain in an online forum. You need to have an in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial attorney.

Q: I have a 2 missed payment bench warrant in place for child support yet the case worker allows him to miss up to 12.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain an experienced NJ matrimonial attorney if this matter is in NJ.

Q: My ex husband is $20,000 in arrears, he has a pending lawsuit. What can I do to make sure that I get what is owed to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to handle this matter. This is not a do-it-yourself project. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Q: Can I request to receive child support & not allow father any visits? He decided he did not want to be In her life

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 6, 2018
Bari Weinberger's answer
Thank you for your question.

If you make an application for child support and your child’s father requests parenting time, you would have to have a really good reason to object to same. Typically if a party is requesting parenting time, the Court will allow same unless it is not in the child’s best interest to allow visitation. I suggest that you meet with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your matter and to find out what your rights are.

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Q: My teenage son(17) got a teenage girl pregnant. Will I be orderd to pay child support for the baby? Live in New Jersey .

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Answered on Sep 3, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You having to pay child support for the baby, is the least of your worries! The age of the pregnant teenage girl is undisclosed and your son, could end up facing a variety of criminal charges as well. You may have to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney for your son. You are also going to be dealing with massive medical bills for the birth of the child and all sorts of pre-birth care. The girls parents could file a variety of criminal charges against your son and his life could be...

Q: I want to do a lawsuit against my x husband for rear child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 31, 2018
Bari Weinberger's answer
Thank you for your question.

I would need more information to better advise you on your situation. Typically in New Jersey the Court cannot order retroactive child support to any date before an application requesting same is filed. I strongly encourage you to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney.

I hope this information was helpful to you.

Q: I lived in Hackensack, NJ and I've been married for 5 years with 1 child who is 4 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 27, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Attorneys cannot quote fees on Justia. But what you are asking is going to be on the low side per hour and for the retainer. You should never chose an attorney based on anything other than expertise and experience. While I recognize that you have a budget, you have to realize that you only get one chance to do this the right way. You may find an average quality attorney for a $5K retainer, but not at that hourly rate. You need to retain the best matrimonial attorney that you can afford,...

Q: In NJ , can my wife get child support to restart after child being 19 and working because she is taking online H.S. Dip.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 26, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Your spouse can certainly file for child support and to have your daughter declared not to be emancipated. But whether or not she is successful is another story. An in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial attorney will be necessary to determine exactly what is reasonably likely to be the Court's decision. Do not let geographic restrictions get in the way of retaining the best attorney. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never...

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