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Monmouth County, NJ Child Support Lawyer

Child support is a form of monetary assistance available to parents in meeting expenses related to raising a child, and to help contribute toward the cost of food, clothing, shelter and other costs. It is vital that you seek the legal assistance of a Monmouth County divorce attorney from Amdur, Maggs & Dugan in order to maximize your chances of receiving the proper amount of child support.

The Court will take into consideration a number of factors in calculating child support, including the following:

  • The income of both parties
  • The needs of the child
  • The age of the child
  • The time each parent spends with the child
  • If either parent has other children they are responsible for
  • The State of New Jersey Child Support Guidelines

What Age Do You Stop Paying Child Support in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the obligation to pay child support typically continues until the child reaches the age of 18. However, some circumstances may extend this obligation beyond the child's 18th birthday. At the age of 18, a child who is enrolled in high school or an equivalent program is a common scenario.

The child support obligation may continue for as long as the child is enrolled in school and is expected to graduate before turning 19, whichever comes first. Children should be supported through their high school education under this provision.

Parents need to stay informed about their child's educational status and communicate effectively regarding any changes in circumstances. Additionally, if the child has special needs or disabilities that warrant ongoing support, the court may consider extending the child support obligation beyond the age of 19.

Parents should be aware of the specific terms outlined in their child support order and stay in compliance with the court-ordered obligations. Seeking legal advice from an experienced Monmouth County child support attorney is highly recommended, especially in situations where there may be ambiguities or changes in circumstances. We can help parents navigate the New Jersey child support process and ensure the best interests of the child are prioritized.

Enforcing or Modifying an Order

Even with the terms of child support clearly stated in the Court Order, some individuals may try to avoid paying what is required. An enforcement application to the court can be filed in these cases to keep a parent accountable to pay the amount they are responsible to pay.

If you are having trouble making your child support payments then there may be options available to you including seeking a modification of your support arrangements. You will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a representative from our firm if you are seeking to modify your payments. We will be able to help you by providing vigorous representation and a comprehensive defense of your case.

Contact a Monmouth County child support attorney from Amdur, Maggs & Dugan to learn how we can help defend you during this difficult time. We provide initial divorce consultations and one-on-one service that focuses on your individuals needs. Give us a call at (732) 474-7531 today.

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