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Are you undergoing a complex child support dispute during or after divorce? Under New Jersey law, both parents are expected to provide financial support for their children in the event of a divorce. Whether or not the parents are married, the child has a protected right to financial assistance. 

Any child less than 18 years of age is eligible for child support. In cases involving unmarried parents, a paternity case may be necessary to determine the biological father of the child. For legal assistance with any disputed child support issue, speak with the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC.

Contact my firm today at (866) 760-6430 to discuss your case with an experienced East Brunswick child support lawyer!

How Child Support Is Determined in New Jersey

Fair and adequate payments for child support are determined by guidelines given by state law.

  • Guidelines are based on:
  • The joint net incomes of the parents involved
  • Special needs of the child
  • The child's age and health
  • Medical expenses of the child
  • Any other financial matters

Family court takes these factors into consideration to determine the amount, length, and destination of payments.

Understanding Child Support Modifications

Life circumstances can change after a child support order is established. If you are facing financial challenges or experiencing significant life changes, it may be necessary to seek a child support modification. Our experienced East Brunswick child support attorney can guide you through the process and help you understand the factors considered when seeking a modification.

Some common reasons for seeking a child support modification include:

  • Job loss or reduction in income
  • Change in custody arrangements
  • Medical emergencies or significant healthcare expenses
  • Remarriage or new financial obligations

It is important to note that child support modifications are not automatic and require legal action. Our dedicated team can assist you in gathering the necessary documentation, filing the appropriate paperwork, and advocating for your best interests in court.

Don't let financial hardships prevent you from providing for your child. Contact our Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC today to schedule your consultation and explore your options for child support modification.

In order to finalize your divorce in New Jersey, a child support determination will have to be made. I can help guide you through the process so that you fully understand how child support orders apply to your individual case. In post-divorce cases, you may wish to modify an earlier court order regarding child support. As your East Brunswick child support attorney, I can represent you in a petition for modification or any child support matter.

Is There a Statute of Limitations on Child Support in NJ?

The statute of limitations on collecting child support payments in New Jersey is 5 years after the child reaches the legal age of emancipation. Recent changes in child support laws have amended this to 19. Child support obligations in the state are stopped completely once the child turns 23, with exceptions made in only extreme circumstances.

Consequences of Failure to Pay Child Support

If the paying party fails to fulfill his or her child support requirements as ordered by the court, they will face legal consequences. Failure to pay can result in penalties such as arrest, bank account seizure, county jail time, liens placed on your home, and negative credit reporting, as well suspension of professional license and a drivers license.

If you have any issues concerning child support, whether as the custodial or non-custodial parent, get the legal help you deserve. As your lawyer, I can provide experienced and capable legal counsel to any parent in need — whether you are located in East Brunswick, Freehold, or throughout New Jersey.

Reach out to the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC for a free consultation call (866) 760-6430.

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