Ocean County Child Support Attorney

Child Support Attorney in Brick, New Jersey

Child Support

Parents are obligated to support their children until the age of emancipation. In New Jersey, this age is assumed to be 19, but the obligation can extend beyond that and well into college. Parents that split must have a child support plan in place to ensure that the divorce’s impact on the quality of life of the child is mitigated. Child support is often determined by the formula put forth in the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. In some cases, factors convince a judge to deviate from the guidelines. This is a complex legal topic and there are numerous factors to consider. Speaking with an experienced attorney is best. The Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC provides New Jersey with quality legal support regarding all family law matters. If you are in need of a zealous advocate, contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC.

Factors that can impact your New Jersey divorce

For the most part, the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines will formulate a support structure, but there are numerous factors that can also play a large role in how the court will determine child support, including:

  • The child custody arrangement
  • The needs of the child
  • Need and aptitude of the child for education, including higher education
  • The standard of living of each parent
  • Each parent’s economic situation
  • Assets and liabilities of each parent
  • Earning ability of each parent
  • Age and health of each parent
  • Age and health of the child

Terminating child support

Child support ends when a child is considered emancipated in the eyes of the state. New Jersey assumes that a child is emancipated at the age of 19, right after high school when the child declines to pursue a higher education and has the ability to acquired gainful employment. Children who are pursuing a college education may not be considered emancipated. Each case is different and speaking with an attorney is best.

College expenses

There are times when parents may be obligated to pay for college expenses. A court may need to decide on the matter when parents disagree regarding payments for their child’s education. Some factors that a court may consider include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The total of the contribution sought
  • The capability of the parent to pay
  • The school and the course of study sought
  • The economic capacity of the parties
  • The commitment and talent of the child
  • The financial resources of the child
  • The accessibility of financial aid
  • The relationship between the child and the parents

Contact our firm to discuss your child support case

The Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC provides effective legal services for clients across New Jersey. Our firm recognizes the weight of divorce and the impact it can have on all involved. Child support cases can be stressful. Our firm is dedicated to providing the support you deserve. If you are interested in speaking with an experienced attorney, contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC for a consultation.

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