Like most states, New Jersey has a unique formula for setting appropriate amounts of child support during divorce and paternity proceedings. At O’Sullivan Law Group, our Morris County family law attorney is highly knowledgeable about matters of family law, including child support guidelines. We can explain how this formula might be applied in your situation and advocate for a child support order that is fair to both you and your children.
Our firm will not only protect your interests, but also ensure that the best interest of your child is kept in mind. Call (973) 947-8699 to learn more.
Although there are certain factors which are often considered, it’s important to remember that judges do have discretion to deviate from the guidelines. In cases where the after-tax income of the parents is very high, family court judges have the authority to order additional child support based on various fairness factors outlined in the state statute. If you can avoid taking matters of child support to court, it is always advisable to do so.
If the spouse who was ordered to pay child support falls behind on those payments or has stopped making payments altogether, you have two options to enforce the support payments. The first is to simply wait for the county to take an enforcement action (which they will do, eventually). The second is to hire a Morris County divorce lawyer from our firm to take enforcement actions on your behalf.
If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your situation in our office, call us now at (973) 947-8699.