Child Support in New Jersey
Child support is the right of the child, not the parent. Public policy dictates that children should not be the economic victims of divorce or out-of-wedlock birth. All parents in New Jersey, married or not, are required to contribute to the support of their children. The payment of child support reflects this ongoing duty of both parents to financially support their children. In New Jersey, this duty generally continues until the children are emancipated or until a court orders otherwise.
Child support can be a contentious matter; one parent may feel like they are contributing too much, while the other may feel they are not receiving enough support. In an attempt to allocate the cost of raising a child fairly between the children’s parents, the New Jersey judiciary has created the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. Generally, the amount of child support you pay is based on these Guidelines. The Guidelines are very complicated, but effectively provide a clear framework for parents to know and meet their child support responsibilities. The Guidelines are found in Appendix IX of the New Jersey Court Rules. You may review the complete Guidelines here:
For assistance with the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines, contact the law offices of Freeman Hughes Freeman, LLC today. We know what a difficult time this may be for you and your family, which is why the law offices of Freeman Hughes Freeman, LLC take an unintimidating personal approach to every case. Brian and Tanya, the husband and wife team that lead our firm, ensure that every client is informed about their legal rights and cases every step of the way. We have a caring staff with bilingual paralegals that are dedicated to taking care of you and your family’s needs. Please contact Freeman Hughes Freeman, LLC at (201) 222-7765 or click here to schedule a free consultation.
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