Child Support

Newton Child Support Guidelines Attorneys

Every family is different. You want a child support plan that reflects your family's current situation and provides for your kids. At the law offices of Morris, Downing & Sherred, our Newton child support attorneys can help you understand the New Jersey child support guidelines so you know what to expect. And if there is a way to alter your support plan to better fit your needs, we will help you find it.

Child Support Determinations In New Jersey

When making a determination for child support payments, New Jersey courts will consider a number of factors, including physical custody arrangements, the income of both parents and the number of children involved. As your kids become teenagers, child support payments generally go up to account for increased expenses. Other adjustments to child support are made to account for kids in college or for children with special needs. We will make sure you understand the guidelines and provide the court with accurate information so you get a plan that works for your kids.

Altering Your Child Support Plan

Even when the child support guidelines apply to your case, there are still things you can do to refine the guidelines. It is important for the court to consider things such as who pays for health insurance and child care, and whether the payer has union dues and other work expenses. Most people fall within the child support guidelines, but our lawyers can help you adjust your plan to make sure it accurately reflects your family's needs.

Some situations call for major deviations from the New Jersey child support guidelines. If you are going through a high net worth divorce, the guidelines may not apply to your case at all.

Regardless of whether you are paying or receiving child support, there are times when disagreements arise over whether a child is emancipated for purposes of terminating a child support obligation. If you find yourself in this situation, you need experienced New Jersey child support attorneys to guide you through the analysis necessary to determine if an emancipation event has occurred.

Contact Us Today

With more than a century of experience protecting New Jersey families, we have seen the system grow and change. We know it can be confusing, but our Newton child support lawyers know what to expect. We are ready to help you find solutions. Call 973-383-2700 or contact us online today to schedule a confidential consultation.