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Ocean County Child Support Attorneys

Protecting Your Child’s Best Interests in NJ

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 Family Law Group, our

Our Ocean County child support attorneys 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, you can rely on us. Our firm in Toms River 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 help with a child support issue? Contact our firm today at (732) 585-1651 to schedule a consultation with our Ocean County child support lawyer.

New Jersey Child Support Guidelines

Close up of a man holding a credit card in one hand and typing on a laptop with the other.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:

  • housing;
  • utilities;
  • transportation;
  • food;
  • clothing;
  • 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.

Our Ocean County, NJ Child Support Attorney Can Assist With all Child Support Matters

At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Family Law Group, our Ocean County child support attorneys 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 learn how our Ocean County child support lawyer can help you.

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Former Clients Speak on How Their Best Interests Were Protected 
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