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Getting the Child Support Your Children Need in New Jersey

Attorneys enforcing fair payment

Determining fair child support is never as easy as it should be. In addition to navigating the sometimes complex New Jersey child support guidelines, you may have to contend with an ex-spouse who is unreasonable or even vindictive. At Murano & Roth, LLC we’ve seen it all -- custodial parents demanding more than is appropriate and non-custodial parents minimizing their income, voluntarily becoming unemployed or overscheduling their parenting time so that their support obligation is less.

NJ child support lawyers

Every child support attorney at our firm understands financial matters and New Jersey law. We have years of experience assessing need and ability to pay. We can protect your interests in proceedings to determine child support, enforce a child support order, or modify support. We also help secure appropriate alimony. As your attorneys, we always aim to do so amicably, but we never back away from a fight when your or your children's interests are at stake.

In New Jersey, both parents have a duty to support their children until they can live independently. In cases where paternity is questioned, our attorneys help establish or disprove it so that the duty can be determined. Child support most often is sought as part of a divorce proceeding, but it can be pursued at any time. We explain your options under the law so that you can make an informed decision about seeking support payments.

Calculating child support

The state provides guidelines for family courts to follow in determining child support payments. In practice, however, lawyers often persuade courts to deviate from the guidelines, so it is imperative that your attorney understand the child support system and how best to make it work for you.

The family court considers several factors:

  • The income of the parent receiving support
  • The income of the parent paying support
  • The number of children and anticipated expenses
  • The child's age
  • The standard of living the child was used to prior to divorce
  • The child's educational, physical and emotional needs
  • The custody arrangement
  • The number of overnights spent with each parent

We understand the role of these factors and how to best to present your case to the court so that a fair assessment is made.

Schedule a free consultation with effective child support attorneys

Contact Murano & Roth, LLC online or at 201.265.3400 for real help with navigating the child support system. We answer your questions with candor so that you fully understand your situation and your options.

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