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New Jersey Family Law Firm Puts Its Experience to Work For You
Even though your marriage did not work, there is no reason why your divorce cannot. If you are getting divorced in Clinton, New Jersey and have questions about the process, including spousal support and/or child support, the Law Offices of Leonard A. Weitzman, LLC can advise you as to your rights and aggressively protect your interests.
Child Support in New Jersey
There are two parents in every child support case – the custodial parent or payee, and the non-custodial parent or payor. Regardless of their living arrangements, relationship, or financial situation, both parents are required to contribute to the financial, medical, and emotional support a child needs to grow into an adult.
Parents in New Jersey are expected to financially support their children until the children are emancipated. Child support is calculated according to:
- The child’s needs
- The parents’ earning ability and economic circumstances
- The child’s and each parent’s age and general health
What if My Spouse Refuses to Pay Child Support?
The New Jersey Child Support Office enforces child support obligations and can also assist parties in filing for child support. If the non-custodial parent doesn’t pay, New Jersey Child Support will take steps to enforce the order, including:
- Requiring the non-custodial parent’s employer to take money out of his or her pay
- Having past-due child support taken out of a tax refund or lottery winnings
- Returning the case to court for enforcement proceedings
- Reporting the delinquency to a credit reporting agency
Execution can also be taken on the non-custodial person’s property, including bank accounts, insurance proceeds, cars, boats, or real estate.
Divorce can be a stressful experience no matter where you live. New Jersey Law Offices of Leonard A. Weitzman, LLC provides high quality legal services to Clinton residents at an affordable cost, and will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. To schedule an initial client consultation today, contact our firm online or call (908) 458-9098.