Child Support Attorneys in South Jersey
Protecting Your Child’s Best Interests
Divorce can be an incredibly stressful ordeal for you and your family.
When there are children involved,
divorce and family law matters can become even more complicated. Issues like child custody, visitation,
and child support can add extra strain on an already difficult situation.
At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group, we understand the needs of
parents and children involved in a divorce. If you are dealing with a
child support matter and need the assistance of a skilled child support
attorney in South Jersey or throughout Monmouth County, you can rely on
us. Our firm represents parents who pay child support and those who receive
it, striving in every case to find the best solution for your unique circumstances.
We are not afraid of litigious or complicated cases and are prepared to
fight for what is best for your child.
Need a family lawyer to help you with your child support issue?
Contact our firm today at (732) 585-1651 to schedule a consultation.
New Jersey Child Support Guidelines
When determining the amount of child support and which parent will pay
it, the court uses certain guidelines. These guidelines are designed to
benefit the child, putting his or her best interests first.
The child support guidelines take into account a variety of factors, including:
- Each parent’s income
- Overnights spent with the child
- The child’s share of either parent’s health insurance plan
- General childcare costs
In determining the amount of support the non-custodial parent will pay,
the child support guidelines include various expenses.
The guidelines include a percentage for the following:
- medical bills;
- necessities; and/or
- extracurricular activities.
There are certain exceptions, as the guidelines are based on most middle-class
families in the state of New Jersey. The court may deviate from the guidelines
in certain circumstances, for instance, if a child has special needs that
require extensive medical expenses. In other instances, the child support
guidelines are not applicable, including cases of high-net-worth parents
whose combined income exceeds $187,000.00/year. In any case, the court
is required to review all child support agreements in order to ensure
that the amount paid is enough to provide for the needs of the child.
Assisting With all Child Support Matters
At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Divorce Group, we have experience in all aspects
of family law, including child support. We represent clients on both sides
of the issue—custodial parents who will receive child support, and
non-custodial parents who will provide child support. We can help you
find the best solution for your family and your child, working towards
swift, beneficial resolutions for all involved. If an agreement cannot
be made, or you would like to pursue a child support appeal via post-judgment
modifications, we are prepared to take legal action on your behalf.
Contact us to find out more about how our practiced child support lawyers in South
Jersey can help you with your child support needs.