Matawan Child Support Attorney

Many parents in New Jersey depend on child support to provide for their children. Full and timely child support payments ensure that a child receives necessities like education, food and shelter, and medical care.

Family lawyer Robin Jill Schneider has more than 30 years of experience helping parents in the Matawan area work out child support agreements that are fair and meet the needs of the child and the custodial parent. Her economics background makes her particularly well-equipped to handle child support matters.

How Is Child Support Determined?

New Jersey child support laws are based on a federal mandate that required all states to create child support guidelines for determining child support. Since 1980, in New Jersey, several criteria are considered when determining the amount of child support a noncustodial parent should pay. Some of them are:

  • The incomes of both parents
  • The number of overnights a child spends at each parent's home
  • Whether a parent or child collects government benefits
  • The costs of child care and health insurance for the child
  • The child's extraordinary expenses, including special health care expenses and expenses for traveling sports teams such as hockey, dance or cheerleading
  • College expenses

Enforcing Child Support Orders

When a parent does not make his or her court-ordered child support payments, it can make life difficult for the custodial parent. We can work with your county's Probation Division to seek enforcement of your child support order.

Modification Of Child Support

Major life changes can make it very difficult for a parent to uphold his or her court-ordered child support obligation. Whether you lost your job or had to take a lesser paying job that makes it impossible to pay child support in full and on time, attorney Robin Jill Schneider can help you modify your child support order. She will conduct a complete review of your finances now and your finances at the time the order was put in place in order to present a strong case for modifying your existing child support order.

College Expenses

New Jersey is one of the few states to require parents to contribute to college expenses except under exceptional circumstances. Given the cost of college today, that is an extraordinary obligation. Although it is not required, many parents choose to factor college expenses into their child support agreements. Advanced planning ensures that each parent understands his or her responsibility regarding contribution toward college expenses — if the parents are paying for it.

Schedule A Free Consultation Now

To speak with child support attorney Robin Jill Schneider in a free consultation, call our office at 732-812-4944 or contact us online.