New Jersey Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: I have been ordered by a NJ superior Court family judge to continue child support passed my child’s 23rd birthday

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 22, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
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 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...

Q: Can my child support be terminated if I receive SSI in NJ

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
No, that is not a basis to terminate child support, but it could be a basis to lower your child support obligations.

Q: Hello. I’ve received a motion from my ex husband to lower child support and I need to know how to respond

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Andrew John Economos' answer
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 late for the attorney to have any realistic shot of reversing the Judge's decision. The moral of this is that it is often cheaper to hire an attorney to deal with it in the first place, then to hire one...

Q: Hi, I need consultation, can I get child support and legal custody agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Santo Artusa Jr.'s answer
Yes you can have an agreement. However, you should go through the proper court channels to easily enforce the agreement despite your legal status.

Sincerely,

Santo V. Artusa.

Artusa Law Firm.

Q: The father of my children and I have lived together for 17 years. The house is in his name.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
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 possibly imagine. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in-person consultation with an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense and matrimonial...

Q: I work 24 hours per week at 11.75. The judge added 16 hours to my income at 8.50 stating I have to be employed fulltime.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
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 Legal Services, and they can make a motion for reconsideration, if the facts justify it. If you cannot afford an attorney contact local law school legal clinics.

Q: Are most judges willing to approve changing a childs last name if the father is absent from their life

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
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 handle a legal case, especially if litigation is involved. However, if you do not retain counsel, and the opposing party does have counsel, you will could get slaughtered (figuratively speaking). Do...

Q: my ex and I were Married and had our daughter in New Jersey . Transferred to Florida when she was 18 mon old . Got

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Arnab Kumar Banerjee's answer
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 your child's support in new jersey begin. is this the case ? if yes then the law of new jersey will be applied here. if no then tell me about it.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
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?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
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?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
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?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
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.

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