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Child support in New Jersey

When one parent retains physical custody of a minor child following a divorce, the court may require the other parent to pay child support to help cover expenses for the child's care, maintenance and education. In New Jersey, the court will usually use a Child Support Worksheet to calculate the proper child support obligation from one parent to the other. The worksheet allows the court to view all of the factors that affect the financial situations of both parents.

Police conduct delinquent child-support raid

Police in New Jersey's Mercer County have detained 111 people on outstanding warrants for not paying child support. The warrants were served as part of a raid that took place between July 15 and July 17. To carry out the raid, officers from the Mercer County sheriff's department worked in conjunction with several other agencies, including the Mercer Vicinage Probation Division and the New Jersey State Parole Board. Similar raids took place in more than 20 counties across the state, with police serving 760 warrants in total.

New approach minimizes delinquent child support payments

In New Jersey and everywhere for that matter, when it comes to paying child support, there can be a number of issues that arise. There is a lot of press given to 'deadbeat dads,' but there can be legitimate reasons why the non-custodial parent falls behind on payments. In addition to paying child support, non-custodial parents can also be required to pay other expenses in part or in full. It can feel overwhelming to the non-custodial parent who may love the child but be struggling to manage it all.

New Jersey child support amnesty for parents in arrears

Beginning April 28, individuals in New Jersey who are behind on child support payments may be able to take advantage of a weeklong amnesty being offered by the state. To qualify, parents must have a warrant out for their arrest because child support is in arrears. Even if adequate arrangements cannot be made during amnesty week, indebted parents have no fear of being arrested while trying to make such arrangements. The state has offered child support amnesty before, but cautions that this is not a regular event. The prior amnesty took place in 2004. Parents must still make every effort to stay current on child support payments or acquire a modification to their child support agreement.

Child support bill clears New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee

While there are endless positives that come from ending a bad marriage, one difficult aspect can be determining how best to financially support any children involved. In order to ensure that a child’s basic needs are met, the non-custodial parent often must pay child support.

Divorced parents in New Jersey should not overlook college costs

When a marriage or relationship ends, both sides must make adjustments to their lifestyle and personal situations. One of the most important parts of this process is taking into account child support. In New Jersey, as in all states, these payments can factor in health care coverage and medical expenses, as well as everyday expenses like school supplies. However, one factor that is commonly overlooked is the children's opportunities for a college education.

Adult daughter sues for child support payments in arrears

As a parent, it is your responsibility to provide for your child. This is the case regardless of whether you are the custodial parent or not. Failure to pay child support will not only lead to a lawsuit, but can also demonstrate what kind of parent you are in the eyes of your child.

Warrants served in New Jersey concerning back child support

It's unfortunately common for certain parents to refuse to abide by their court-ordered child support obligations. One New Jersey County recently arrested 25 individuals in a sweep concerning child support warrants that were issued by the court.

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