Determining Child Support in New Jersey Divorce Proceedings

Posted June 28th, 2013 by .

Categories: Family Law.

child-custody-relocating-out-of-stateFamily attorney Anthony Carbone understands that child support is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. It’s vital for the well-being of your child that you come to a fair agreement on the question of the child’s future and livelihood. Our Jersey City divorce lawyer can help.

New Jersey has established a number of strict legal guidelines for determining child support. In broad terms, the procedure is:

  • Determining the net income of both parents
  • Determining whether you have a sole parenting or shared parenting arrangement (if you have physical custody of your child and the other parent sees your child fewer than two times a week, you likely have a sole parenting arrangement)
  • Listing alternate expenses for child care
  • Estimating income if the court determines that one parent is voluntarily unemployed or under-employed
  • Splitting child support based on the net income of both parents
  • Deductions are made based on visitation by the parent paying child support

You can find a child support calculator provided by the New Jersey Department of Human Services here.

There are a number of worksheets and forms to fill out when applying for support. These can get very complicated. You need our Jersey City divorce lawyer to help you understand the paperwork and come to a fair arrangement.

If you live in New Jersey and you need a divorce attorney to help you, please contact The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today.

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