New Jersey courts consider a wide range of factors when making child support determinations. To learn more about child support in New Jersey, continue reading and reach out to our firm today to speak with a skilled and dedicated Somerset County child support attorney.
What factors does the court consider with child support in New Jersey?
New Jersey courts look at a number of different factors when making child support decisions. Because every family is different, there is no concrete formula that can be used to do so. That is why in New Jersey, courts will look at the following guidelines:
- The child custody arrangement
- The needs of the child
- The age and health of each parent
- The age and health of the child
- The standard of living of each parent
- Both parents’ economic situations
- Assets and liabilities of each parent
- The child’s educational needs
If you would like to learn more about the different elements that a court will take into account when making child support determinations, reach out to our skilled firm today. Our legal team has the understanding and background needed to help our clients through this process. All you have to do is give us a call.
When can I stop paying child support?
Like many states, in New Jersey, a parent is only required to pay child support until the child reaches a certain age. This varies from case to case depending on the child. Most of the time, in the state of New Jersey, child support is thought to end once the child turns 19 years old. However, this can vary depending on whether or not a child decides to pursue a college education. Because college is expensive, the child may need further payments from the non-custodial parent. If this is the case, the court may extend child support payments until the child graduates from college. Some factors that may require a parent having to extend college expenses are:
- The capability of a parent to pay the costs
- The amount of money sought
- The school and course of study
- The child’s commitment
- The child’s finances
- The accessibility of financial aid
- The child’s relationship with both parents
- The financial capacity of the parents
To learn more about child support payments or your specific case, reach out to our firm today. Our dedicated Somerset County child support attorneys are on your side and will help you navigate through each step of the claims process.
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