The Uniform Guidelines for child support in New Jersey provide the basic outline for the amount of money a party will receive per child per month, and are presumptively considered the appropriate amount, absent special circumstances. Calculating child support depends on each party’s income and amount of time the child spends in the parent’s care.
College education is one of the most litigated issues of support in New Jersey. College education is mandated in New Jersey even if both parents agree they don’t want to pay for college. Children of divorce actions can require their parents to pay for college educations. It is the independent right of the child. If neither spouse wants to pay, the child can seek it from them on their own.
If you need assistance in calculating child support, want it modified based on a change of circumstances, such as a child’s emancipation, contact the Law Offices of Sadaf Trimarchi to find out your rights.