Financial Custody Concerns
If you are dealing with financial custody concerns, you may be wondering what you can do to make this easier on you. With the help of an attorney, you can navigate these difficult situations.
Financial Custody Concerns | Splitting College Costs in a Child Custody Situation
In New Jersey, the laws concerning contribution for college depend on several circumstances, mainly the respective incomes of the parties. The child first must try to obtain any scholarships, or grants, or student loans that are available prior to the parents being required to pay for college. The parents would pay in proportion to their income and certainly with respect to their ability to pay.
Financial Custody Concerns | Not Paying Court-Ordered Child Support
In New Jersey, if you are the parent who has to pay support and you fail to do so, several things will happen. Number one, you could be arrested. A warrant could be issued out of the family court, and you could be picked up on that warrant and held until you pay the child support that’s due, or at least a percentage of it. Your passport can be taken, or you will be unable to apply for a passport. Your driver’s license or any other professional license can be suspended. Child-support enforcement in New Jersey is taken very seriously, and the consequences of not paying support can be extremely detrimental.
Financial Custody Concerns | Modifying Child Support
In New Jersey, either party, the paying parent or the parent receiving child support, can file a motion to decrease or increase the child support, depending on the circumstances. This is called the post-divorce motion. Factors such as illness, loss of a job, child attending a college or private school could be reasons to either increase or decrease child support.
Are you experiencing financial custody concerns? Do you want a strong, dedicated, and fierce ally in this tough situation? Our New Jersey child custody lawyer Brian Freeman has decades of experience in family law matters. Contact our office today for a free consultation.