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Under New Jersey law, parents who divorce remain financially responsible for supporting their children until the children are determined emancipated. In many cases, parents are able to agree to terms of child support outside of court. In cases where an agreement cannot be reached, the court determines the appropriate amount of child support.
However, regardless of a child’s status, child support will terminate by the age of 23, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Generally, child support is determined by the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. The Child Support Guidelines arrive at a child support amount by factoring the number of children; the age of the children; the custodial arrangement; the income of each parent; and numerous other factors. When the income level of the parties exceeds a specified level, a supplemental award of child support, in excess of the Child Support Guidelines, will be awarded. A supplemental award is based on a number of factors, and the court will pay careful consideration to the reasonable budget of the child in the context of the marital lifestyle.
Determining appropriate child support can be a complex topic in which the unique details of a particular case form the basis for the determined amount. The Law Offices of Megan S. Murray maintains an expert knowledge of the multi-faceted issues on which child support is determined. Contact The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray to schedule a consultation regarding child support and the specifics of your divorce.
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What Factors Are Considered in Determining Child Support?
Pursuant to New Jersey law, both parents are responsible for contributing to the support of their children. When the New Jersey Guidelines are applied, each party’s contribution to the support of the children will be in proportion to his or her respective net income. In addition to the income of each party, the court may also consider the following factors in determining the appropriate child support award: