Factors that Affect Child Support in New Jersey
In New Jersey, child support is determined largely by calculations established in the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. Yet there are additional factors the court may consider when setting the amount of child support one divorcing spouse must pay to the parent who has primary custody.
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Like most states, New Jersey uses a complex financial formula to determine child support. The court may also assess other relevant factors that can increase or decrease the amount of child support calculated by this formula.
These factors may include but are not limited to:
- Disparities in the incomes of the parents
- The custodial status of each parent
- The estimated costs of a child’s healthcare needs
- Estimated child care expenses
Child support may be modified depending on the needs of children and changes in circumstances such as residency and employment. Whether you’re faced with divorce or need help with child support modification, Mr. Carbone can help you protect your rights and the best interests of your children.
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