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Child support is often a very litigious issue. Some parents think they are paying too much. Some believe they are receiving too little support. The professionals at the office of Edens Law Group, LLC can help you understand your rights.
Child Support has been established as a right of the child. Children must not be forgotten within the divorce of his or her parents. While custody and parenting time must address their emotional needs, child support attempts to cover the financial.
First of all, the parent will describe funds spent for the benefit of the children. Children’s monetary needs are not just things such as extracurricular activities. In addition, food, clothing and roof expenses must be factored. For the parents, this means expenses at both households.
Child support is computed by a program that is individual to each state. The parent receiving child support is expected to cover almost all of the child’s expenses. The two main exceptions are unreimbursed medical costs and college. Child care and health insurance costs are factored into the Guidelines themselves.
However, like any area of family law, it is important for the parents to be open minded and flexible. If your child has special needs or is involved in expensive supports, and agreement may be made in addition to the Guidelines.
The child support attorneys in Chester NJ at Edens Law Group can help you navigate the intricacies of Child Support.
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Generally, child support is calculated using a formula but in the instances where there is substantial household income, the support amount may deviate from the calculated amount. It also may continue through college years and could include various educational expenses.
You will be helped by our professionals to enforce child support payments, or if there is a substantial change in circumstances, we can petition the court to request a modification, whether it needs to be an increase or decrease in payments.
Child support orders can and often do incorporate primary and secondary expenses and/or higher education costs.
If both parents agree about the payment of these expenses, then your attorney can draft the necessary documents, if not, then we can present your case before a judge for a decision.
You will be helped to gather the documentation to support your side of the case regarding private school or college tuition, expenses and costs.
A child becomes emancipated generally upon reaching age 18, if the child marries, joins the military or “moves beyond the sphere of influence” of the parents. However, this standard is expanded in a number of circumstances especially where a child continues to go to school post high school, including trade school, college, etc.
Contact a New Jersey divorce attorney at our firm today to discuss your matter.