Parents And Children Depend On Child Support
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. I am attorney Robin Jill Schneider, and I have experience helping parents in Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties work out child support agreements that are fair and meet the needs of the child and the custodial parent. Contact my firm online today to learn more about how child support could be determined in your specific situation.
How Is Child Support Determined And Enforced?
New Jersey courts consider several criteria when determining the amount of child support that 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
A judge may change a child support order over time due to changes in circumstances. In addition, sometimes a parent does not make their court-ordered child support payments, which can make life difficult for the custodial parent. I can work with you to enforce your support order.
Helping Families Determine What Is Fair
Separating from your partner means that your duties to your children and the resources you provide them with will change. However, I am here to help make that change go as smoothly as possible. Contact the Robin Jill Schneider law firm online or call 732-812-4944 to get in touch with me today. I can answer your questions and help you create lasting stability for your children.