How Child Support Amounts are Determined in New Jersey

Posted April 9th, 2013 by .

Categories: Family Law.

child-custody-relocating-out-of-stateIn the state of New Jersey, the court sets the amount of child support based on the child support guidelines. These may include factors such as:

  • The income of both parents
  • Expenses such as union dues, child care, and health insurance paid by each parent
  • The earning capacity and education level of both parents
  • The parent with whom the child primarily resides
  • Fixed costs such as utilities, dwelling expenses, and household furnishings incurred by each parent
  • Costs such as transportation and food while the child is with each parent
  • Controlled costs incurred by each parent such as clothing, entertainment, and miscellaneous expenses for the child

The amount of child support is set by the courts, but an experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer like Anthony Carbone can help ensure all factors are considered and the child’s best interests are protected.

The amount of child support you are ordered to pay is not set in stone. If your financial situation changes due to job loss or other factors, you can file to have your support order modified.

New Jersey divorce lawyer Anthony Carbone has over two decades of experience dealing with child support issues. He would be happy to meet with you one-on-one, assess your situation, and help you determine how best to proceed.

If you live in New Jersey and are having issues with a child support order, please contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today to schedule a free consultation at our Jersey City location.

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