When Can I Stop Paying Child Support in New Jersey?

If you are a parent who either is paying child support or who receives child support payments, you are most likely very concerned about when those payments will end. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorney to learn more about child support and when it ends in NJ. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do New Jersey courts determine child support agreements?

When New Jersey determines child support terms, the most important thing they will consider is the best interests of your child. That being said, they will not rule anything in your favor if it is not in your child’s best interests. That being said, they will consider a wide array of factors when determining child support, including the following:

  • You and your spouse’s yearly salary
  • You and your spouse’s age and health
  • The number of children you have living in your household
  • Whether your child has special needs
  • Whether your child plans on receiving higher education
  • Your child’s age
  • Whether your child has a regular income
  • Any other factor that the court deems relevant.

When can I stop paying child support in New Jersey?

If you are a parent who is currently paying child support and you believe your child or former spouse is no longer entitled to that support, for any reason, you are most likely looking to end that support. In most circumstances, individuals in New Jersey are no longer entitled to child support payments once they reach the age of 19. However, in other cases, there are times where parents of children who receive support may request an extension on that support past the age of 19. For example, if your child is planning on receiving higher education, either in college or otherwise, you may request an extension on your child support payments until your child reaches the age of 23. Also, if your child has special needs, under certain circumstances, depending on what those needs are, you may also request an extension on your child support payments. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to speak with our seasoned New Jersey family law attorney today to learn more about how we can help you and your child receive the support you both need.

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