Tag Archives: Child Support

Family Law and Mediation

Family law mediation or divorce mediation is a low conflict process that you can use to help you reach an amicable agreement without a lengthy court battle. In divorces, emotions can quickly spiral out of control, complicating matters and causing … Continue reading

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Alimony and Your Taxes

Frequently when people start working on their tax returns at the beginning of a new year, I start seeing questions whether Child Support and Alimony are taxable. Before I provide more information, it should be noted that this information is very general … Continue reading

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Emancipation and Child Support – Jersey Style

Typically emancipation occurs when a child reaches 18 years of age and/or becomes financially independent. In New Jersey, however, a child is not automatically emancipated at the age of 18.* To emancipate a child, one of the parents must ask … Continue reading

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New Jersey Child Support Guidelines

In New Jersey child support is based on Child Support Guidelines which were designed to provide assistance in determining the actual cost of raising a child. The Guidelines establish a range of support to be paid by both parents proportionately to their income. There is a … Continue reading

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Child Support Obligation Cannot Be Waived

Back in May, the New Jersey Appellate Division rejected plaintiff’s argument that an order entered three years earlier denying defendant’s request for child support was absolute, thus relieving her of the obligation to support the parties’ un-emancipated child until and unless … Continue reading

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