Child support reflects the continuous duty of both parents to financially support their children. In some cases, using the Child Support Guidelines may not be appropriate. Any children who are less than eighteen (18) years of age may receive child support. In instances where a child is over the age of eighteen (18) but he or she still attends high school or another form of secondary education, then the court must consider current case law and statutory law in determining whether that child is permitted to receive support.
Children are entitled to be financially supported in accordance with the economic status of each parent. The New Jersey Child Support Guidelines are used to assist the courts in determining a fair and adequate award of child support. Child support is based upon the income of both parents, the amount of overnights each party has with the child, the age of the child, any special needs of the child, work related childcare expenses, such as daycare, before or aftercare, and the cost of health insurance coverage for the child. Both parents must complete a child support guideline worksheet. The New Jersey Court Rules contains two worksheets. One worksheet is called the “sole parenting” worksheet. Here, the non custodial parent must have less than 28% of overnight time with the child. The other type of child support worksheet is called a “shared parenting” worksheet. In a “shared parenting” worksheet case, the non custodial parent must have 29% or more overnight time with the child and the parent must prove that separate living accommodations for the child are provided.
At the Law Offices of Kisha M. Hebbon, LLC, Attorney Hebon will ensure that the child support amount is accurate by making sure all relevant information is produced and used during the calculation. Oftentimes custodial parents do not receive enough child support or parents that are obligated to pay child support pay too much support because key information was left out or the parties were not aware of all factors that should be considered in determining child support.
Somerset child support lawyer, Kisha M. Hebbon, negotiates child support payments that are fair and equitable for her clients. To discuss the details of your case with us, contact Law Offices of Kisha M. Hebbon, LLC online or call 732-873-6464 today. We represent clients throughout New Jersey including Somerset County, Middlesex County, Union County and including but not limited to the towns of Somerset, Franklin, Bridgewater, New Brunswick, East Brunswick, Plainfield, Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge, Piscataway, Old Bridge, Rahway, Linden, Elizabeth, Cranford, Summit, Union, Clark, Elizabeth, Berkeley Heights, and Scotch Plains.