Child support can be one of the most contentious issues in any divorce case. Yes, both parents almost always want what is best for the child, but they oftentimes disagree about what that is. After all, two people who are getting divorced may not always see eye-to-eye on family matters.
When it comes to determining child support in family law court in New Jersey, there are certain guidelines that come into play. For example, a family law judge should consider the following factors: the income of each of the parents; debts carried by each of the parents; expenses related to the child’s needs; how many children, total, each parent has; and if either of the parents is under the obligation of any other child support orders. Other factors may come into play as well.
Of course, each divorce case is unique, and each family’s dynamics are unique. Deviations from the child support guidelines may be necessary in some cases. What may be appropriate in terms of child support in one case may not be in another case. This is why it is so important for New Jersey residents who are addressing child support needs in a divorce case to have a strong advocate by their sides.
Protecting your rights
At our law firm, we understand that determining child support in a divorce case can add more stress to an already stressful situation. We work with our clients to attempt to make sure their rights are protected under the family laws of New Jersey. For more information, please visit the child support overview section of our law firm’s website.