When parents in Monmouth County get divorced, they will have to determine which parent will have greater custody of the children they share. Once the parents decide on custody, they will have to address the matter of child support. Child support exists to allow the child to maintain the standard of living that they had prior to their parents’ divorce. The noncustodial parent is required to provide support for their child until they are considered emancipated in the eyes of the state. The age of emancipation is usually 19 but can be extended through college or until the child turns 23.
The court will use the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines to determine a fair child support obligation for the noncustodial parent. They will consider many factors including:
- The financial situation of the entire family
- The income, assets, and earning ability of the child
- The economic situation of each parent
- The needs of the child
- The earning ability of each parent
- The number of children that require support
- The standard of living established before the divorce
It is essential that parents abide by the child support obligation that has been imposed by the court. If you have questions about child support in New Jersey, contact our firm today.
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