We know just how important receiving child support is to parents and their children, which is why the Law Offices of Aditya Surti, LLC is dedicated to helping those in need of financial support after a divorce. If you’re seeking child support payments, please don’t hesitate to contact a skilled New Jersey child support lawyer from our firm to learn more about how we can assist you.
Do I Need a Child Support Lawyer?
Child support is a complex and hotly-contested issue here in New Jersey, which is why it’s so important that anyone looking to receive support reaches out to a competent Middlesex County, New Jersey family law attorney for assistance.
How Does Child Support Work in New Jersey?
There is a well-defined formula that determines the extent to which each parent will contribute to child support. However, there are other many factors that may come into play when deciding on child support, meaning that ultimately, a court will determine a child support agreement based on what it feels reflects the best interests of the child. Just some of the most important factors that courts will consider when determining a child support agreement are as follows:
- Each parent’s income
- Each parent’s ability to pay child support
- The child’s age and health
- Whether the child has any special needs
- The child’s needs
- The child custody agreement in place
- The number of children living in a household
What Happens When One Parent Doesn’t Pay Child Support?
Violation of the child support agreement or contract is a major offense here in New Jersey. It is mandatory for both parents to fulfill all conditions of a child support contract. If a parent does not support the contract terms and conditions properly, the other parent has every right to seek full payment of child support through the court. Our firm has extensive experience enforcing child support agreements, and we are prepared to help ensure you and your family have the financial means to support yourselves after a divorce.
When Does Child Support End?
Typically, here in New Jersey, child support ends when a child reaches the age of emancipation or graduates high school, is capable of working and is not looking to receive higher education. That said, if a child wishes to go to college/higher education, has special needs, or one parent has high medical expenses for the child, it may warrant a continuation of child support past this point.
Contact a New Jersey Child Support Lawyer
Whether you’re seeking child support and are about to go through the divorce process or you need an attorney who can help enforce your child support order, you’ve come to the right place. Contact the Law Offices of Aditya Surti, LLC today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced and compassionate legal team.