One of the biggest concerns that divorcing parents have in New Jersey is in relation to determining child support. This is often a contested matter, especially if one of the parents has not always been involved in the child’s life. There are a number of different factors that New Jersey will consider when it comes to making a child support decision, generally using the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. It is important to note that these guidelines only apply to families that have a combined net annual income that falls between $8,840 and $187,200.
Some of the many factors that will be considered when the court has to decide on child support include the following:
- The academic, health, and social needs of the child, as well as any special needs that the child may have
- The custody arrangement
- The standard of living that the child became accustomed to while the parents were still married
- The earning capacity of each parent
- The age and health of the parents
- The number of other children that also require support
- The financial situation and earning capacity of each parent
- The assets and liabilities of each parent
Child support in New Jersey typically lasts until the child is either 19 or 23, depending on when they become emancipated. If you have questions about child support, contact our firm today.
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