JERSEY CITY/NJ-CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER

NEW JERSEY- FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY SANTO ARTUSA AND HIS TEAM REPRESENT MOTHERS AND FATHERS IN NJ CHILD SUPPORT PROCEEDINGS THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY

  • Do you have a child support case or other family law case in Hudson County, New Jersey? Whether you have a New Jersey child support case in Hudson County, Essex County, Union County or elsewhere in New Jersey, NJ-Child Support Attorney Santo Artusa Can Help You Today, Don’t Go At it Alone! There are many factors that go into New Jersey Child Support CaseTHE ARTUSA LAW FIRM IS SKILLED IN NEW JERSEY CHILD SUPPORT REPRESENTATION AND AS FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS 
  • Did you receive a notice for an upcoming NJ-Child Support Hearing?

    New Jersey Child Support Cases are more complex than many other states as the amount paid is not simply a percentage of income, it is a combination of many factors. New Jersey Child Support Lawyer Santo Artusa and his team know the laws and cases that can help you with your specific case whether it is in Hudson County, Union County, Essex County, Passaic County or beyond, we can handle it.

  • Are you seeking to file for child support in NJ? Seeking An Increase in Child Support?
  • Seeking a reduction or increase in NJ-child support because of a change in your life?
  • Was a mistake made or someone fraudulently concealed information that could have changed the NJ-Child Support Amount?
  • Do you have a NJ-child support case in Hudson County, Essex County, Union County, Mercer County, Passaic County or beyond and seek a reduction?
  • Did you recently have a court date in Hudson County and you feel the Judge made mistakes about the NJ-child support amount?
  • Have you received papers from the Hudson County Superior Court or other court to appear for a NJ-child support or NJ-child custody case and want a family court lawyer? We can help you now.

WE ARE NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS THAT FOCUS ON CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS IN JERSEY CITY, NJ HANDLING CHILD SUPPORT, DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY AND OTHER FAMILY LAW CASES THROUGHOUT EVERY COUNTY IN NEW JERSEY
CALL US TODAY ON 201-706-7910

New Jersey Family Law Attorney

New Jersey Family Law Attorney

As a NJ-Child Support Attorney, I see cases and represent individuals concerning child support frequently and cases do vary greatly but one thing is for sure, child support in NJ is not supposed to be about either parent but about the child. That money helps to pay for where he or she lives, food, clothing, and other necessities. We represent both mothers and fathers in child support/child custody proceedings in every county in New Jersey including: Hudson County, Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Mercer County, Union County, Jersey City and beyond. We can discuss your NJ-child support situation over the phone to figure out if we can help you and how on 201-706-7910.

Child Support Cases in Hudson County are heard at 595 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306, usually on the 3rd Floor or before a Judge on a different floor. Essex County Child Support Cases are heard at 212 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

CHOOSING THE BEST NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY-CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER FOR YOUR CASE AND HOW CHILD SUPPORT IN NEW JERSEY IS CALCULATED

NJ-Child support will affect you and your children for a long period of time, take the time and choose the best New Jersey child support attorney you can for your New Jersey Child Support Case. We have experience with cases that are known as guideline matters and those that fall outside of the guidelines because the combined incomes rise above approximately $185,000 per year. With regard to receiving payment: A party can seek that the probation department monitor the payments, they can garnish wages, and enforce orders. A party can also accept payments directly from the paying parent. An NJ child support case can be a separate case or it can be part of a child custody dispute and/or a divorce in New Jersey family court.

HOW IS NJ- CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED?

Concerning how much the weekly NJ-child support amount will be is based on 4.3 weeks per month: there are numerous factors that go into a child support decision, some of the factors include:

The Custodial Parent’s Income or Potential Income
The Non-Custodial Parent’s Income or Potential Income
The age of the child or children
The amount of overnight parenting time the child(ren) have with the non-custodial parent
Whether the sole or shared parenting time sheet should be used. Visit our parenting time page here.
Who pays for healthcare?
Are there mandatory union dues?
Do you have other dependents that you pay child support for? (Other Dependent Deduction)
Do you pay alimony to the parent in this case? Visit our alimony page here.
How much is the work related daycare?
Do you have large educational loans that you are paying?
Are there special needs for the child?

One issue people have when trying to obtain the correct amount of NJ-child support is trying to determine what the actual income is for someone that does not bring any tax documents, pay stubs or any other proof. When this happens, it is important to find out how that person is paying his or her bills, what trade or job they had in the past because if argued correctly, the person who must pay child support may have his or her income “imputed.” This is very important because it is not fair to simply say I am not working so I cannot pay or I am not working so my income should be considered zero or minimum wage, your attorney should dig deeper and get the most NJ-child support for your children, we will. 

What kind of income is considered when determining a New Jersey Child Support Amount/Order?

Aside from wages and commissions, the following income can be considered for NJ-child support calculations: Business Income, Real Estate Gains, Rents, Interest and Dividends, Bonuses, Royalties, Alimony, Annuities, Trust Income, Endowment contracts, Government Retirement Plans, Deferred Compensation, IRA Withdrawals, Personal Injury/Civil lawsuit awards, Social Security Disability, Worker’s Compensation, Overtime, Severance Pay, Gambling Winnings, Capital Gains from Investments, Tax Credits, Cash payments, Imputed Income.

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IMPORTANT QUESTIONS/INFORMATION ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT IN NEW JERSEY-

How does parenting time effect the amount of child support paid?
What is the difference between a sole parenting worksheet vs. a shared parenting worksheet?
How are extracurricular activities split between parents and medical bills?
How is child support paid?
How can I obtain an increase or decrease in child support?
When does child support end in New Jersey?
The child is not mine and I have been paying child support in New Jersey, what can I do?
What is the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)?
Who pays for daycare, is that included in child support in New Jersey?
My child has special needs, can that affect the amount of child support paid?
I have other children, will they be considered in the child support calculation?
The Judge ordered child support but the father is not paying, what can I do?
I pay child support but the mother does not let me see my child, what can I do?

Who decides an NJ-Child Support Case?

NJ-Child Support cases are part of a child support hearing officer program. The child support hearing officer in NJ is in the local county courthouse where the NJ-child support hearing officer decides the case but it does not become an order unless you and the other parent agree. If you do not agree, a NJ-Child Support Judge will hear your case that same day in a child support appeal.

For example, an NJ-child support case In Hudson County, could be heard by Judge Maureen Mantineo, Judge Mirtha Ospina, Judge Anthony D’Elia, Judge Mark Baber, Judge Maloney-Espinales, Judge Alvaro Iglesias, Judge Nesle Rodriguez, Judge Patrick Arre handle child support and child custody matters along with the hearing officers. Hearing officers, such as Mr. Thomas Decker are permitted to make a recommendation as to the amount that should be paid in accordance with the child support guidelines but only a Judge has the final say and can sign the order. If you do not agree with the decision of the child support hearing officer, you have the right to appeal and be heard that same day before a NJ-Child Support family court Judge as indicated above. That Judge can agree with the officer or rule differently, we have seen both happen especially in matters concerning emancipation (ending child support), college contributions and work related day care.

HOW ARE COLLEGE CONTRIBUTIONS DETERMINED IN NEW JERSEY?

With regard to college contributions and NJ-child support from the non-custodial parent in New Jersey, the NJ Court should take the following factors (but not limited to) into account as set forth in Newburgh v. Arrigo a 1982 New Jersey Supreme Court case:

  1. Whether the parent, if still living with the child would have contributed toward the higher education
  2. The effect of the background, values and goals of the parent on the reasonableness of the expectation of the child for higher education
  3. The amount sought
  4. Parent’s ability to pay
  5. Financial Resources of both parents
  6. The child’s commitment and aptitude for the requested education
  7. Availability of financial aid (grants/loans)
  8. The relationship with the paying parent (or parent requested to pay)
  9. The involvement of the non-custodial parent on the decision making process. In the 2006 case of Gac v. Gac, the Court found that the non-custodial parent, who was not consulted about school and had no relationship with the child, had no obligation to pay her college loans.

College is very expensive today, especially a private school. While you want the best for your child, you do have to protect your interests so that you can actually pay what is ordered as you do not want a warrant for your arrest for failure to make payments or to fall behind, creating more stress. If a college contribution is in fact ordered, child support can be revisited depending on the amount ordered, whether the child will commute or live at school, whether the child can work while in school and so forth.

NJ-Child Support  is a major issue for people throughout the United States as many people once lived in New Jersey, moved away and still have New Jersey Child Support cases.  Our child support legal team handles  NJ-Child Support and NJ-Child Custody cases. Many of our cases are in Hudson, Essex, Bergen, Union, Mercer,  and Middlesex Counties. The amount of cases that Hudson And Essex County handle concerning NJ-child support combined is probably more than the rest of the State combined! For information about your specific NJ-child support case or to visit the NJ-child support website, visit- NJ-Child Support Online. 

For existing cases, some examples that warrant a change in the amount of money due or money received can be: change in income, long term unemployment, a new child, special needs for the child, and parenting time changes.

We aggressively represent people in:

  • NJ-Child Support Increases
  • NJ-Child Support Decreases
  • Initial NJ-Child Support Obligations
  • NJ-Child Support Enforcement Defense
  • Ending NJ-Child Support/Emancipation
  • Medical Cost Reimbursements
  • College Contributions
  • Special Needs Children Child Support Cases
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Enforcing NJ-Child Support Orders

Our clients include: Small to Medium Size Business Owners, Wall Street Professionals, Military/Armed Forces Personnel, New Jersey State and Local Jersey City and Hudson County Government Employees, Real Estate Executives, Sales and Marketing Executives, War Veterans, Federal Government Employees, IT Specialists, Commodities Traders, Currency Traders, Doctors, Pharmacists, Television Personalities, Actors, Entertainment Industry Executives, Professional Athletes, Executives, and many others who seek professional legal representation in New Jersey. Regardless of what you do for a living, are disabled, unemployed or whatever your status is, if you have a case for a modification, we are here to represent you.

If you reside out of the State and the requirements of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) of 1998 are met, New Jersey will retain continuing exclusive jurisdiction until either:

Both parents no longer live in New Jersey or:
The child no longer lives in New Jersey
Or the parties consent

If you are interested in meeting with one of our NJ-Child Support Team Members to discuss your legal situation, contact us today on 201-706-7910 you will be glad you did.

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