Don’t Let Your Children Go Unsupported. Meet With a New Jersey Child Support Lawyer Today.
Divorce often involves more than two people. It usually includes children that require proper support. It is essential to make sure enough funds are available to keep them properly cared for and supported.
Raising children can be a rewarding yet expensive proposition. There are simple ways to settle a fair child support obligation without strife. As a New Jersey child support lawyer, I focus on putting the children’s needs first and help negotiate fair arrangements between parents.
New Jersey Child Support Guidelines
In New Jersey, child support laws maintain the idea that children deserve the right to be equally supported financially by both parents. As a trained New Jersey child support lawyer, I work with you and discuss the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines, which provides an assessment of how financial obligations are calculated.
The New Jersey Child Support Guidelines consider factors like each parent’s individual income, where the children spend overnights, and which parent covers certain expenses, like health care and schooling. In general, the child support payments cover housing, food, clothing, transportation, certain healthcare expenses, and entertainment. Other payments can be added to child support if it fits certain criteria under court rules.
Planning For Expenses Not Covered By Child Support
It is important that you consider all of your children’s expenses, as many of them are not covered in the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. I sit down with you and discuss your financial situation. I analyze your income and expenses and compare it to the other parent’s financial standing.
It is essential to make a list of child-related expenses, as many may not be covered by child support guidelines. If you have older children, they may require a car, which has a number of additional expenses like insurance and gas. They may also need you to contribute to college expenses, which tends to be a highly contentious and controversial issue between divorcing couples. I can help you work through these issues to find a wise and workable solutions for your family.
Enforcing Child Support Orders
Although I help you through the entire support journey, I also provide service to parents who have not kept up with payment schedules. I help you act quickly to address outstanding child support arrears, warrants that you may face, and I create solutions to resolve your child support problems. If possible I try to settle these problems outside of court, and always have you and your children’s best interests at heart. However, if you are dealing with an individual who is avoiding support payments, I can help you enforce child support through the court system, which often involves requesting arrest warrants and other sanctions.
Modification of Child Support After Divorce
After a certain amount of time passes, certain support cases may be revisited for modification. It may arise as children age and needs change as well. For example, your child may be emancipated, which usually means that the parents are no longer obligated to continue support.
Another regular source of modification issues stem from a parent’s change of financial circumstances. If you find yourself out of a job or with a loss of income, I can help you alleviate some financial burden and set up a new payment schedule.
Andrew R. Fischer, Esq. – New Jersey Child Support Lawyer
As a Freehold divorce attorney & family mediator who specializes in family law, I strive to help families get through divorce without long and tedious court battles. I work to uncover the best ways to reach amicable agreements throughout the divorce process. Child support is something that can be settled quickly and fairly. Make an appointment for a free initial consultation, and get a first hand look at the way I inject positivity and quality into each client interaction. You can rest assured your needs will be met each and every time.