New Jersey Child Support
In the State of New Jersey, both parents are obligated and have a duty to financially support their children and meet any and all needs. As a New Jersey child support lawyer, Sylvia S. Costantino has the experience you need to assist in all aspects of child support from calculating support pursuant to the Child Support Guidelines to modification and enforcement.
Child support is paid through the Probation Division in the County of the payor’s residence. However, the parties can agree to a “direct pay” arrangement between them although visit our blog for the pros and cons of direct pay arrangements. For the most part, the payor’s wages are garnished for child support or the payor sends support payments to their local Probation Division on either a weekly or biweekly basis.
Due to recent economic trends, many otherwise successful professionals have been laid off from their jobs or have had their employment downsized. Those individuals and their families should know that drastic changes in income may give rise to a child support modification.
If your income has been decreased, it is critical that you attend to getting your child support modified as quickly as possible. Failure to do so can have negative consequences as unpaid child support arrears continue to add up.
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New Jersey takes the issue of child support very seriously and support arrears are a growing problem in New Jersey especially in today’s economy. There are severe consequences for not paying child support including a warrant for arrest, ruining your credit score, suspension of your driver’s license and professional licenses being suspended or revoked.
Are you concerned about modification of an existing court order?