New Jersey Divorce Laws | Child Support

New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey divorce proceedings child support guidelines are judged on the Income Shares Model in configuring the amount of support for the child. The determined support amount and the timing of payment are judged by dividing the sum of each parent’s income proportionally. The two rendered amounts from each parent are then offset to establish which individual parent will pay the other an amount for support. All income is usually determined by examining past W-2's and official child support worksheets that are available in New Jersey’s county worksheets. When determining the amount and period of child support the court will look at many factors including but not limited to: Needs of the child, Need and capacity of the child for education, including higher education, Age and health of the child and each parent, assets and earning ability of the child, Standard of living and economic circumstances of each parent, All sources of income and assets of each parent, and Any other factors the court may deem relevant.

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