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When Can I Stop Paying Child Support in NJ?

If you are paying child support or receive child support payments, you may be wondering when to expect these payments to stop and if you can request extensions. Continue reading to learn more about when to stop child support payments. Reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorney to discover how we can assist you with your family law matters. Our legal team is prepared to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Here are some of the questions you may need answers to:

How do New Jersey courts determine child support agreements?

New Jersey courts will always consider the best interest of the child first and foremost when determining child support agreements. They will also consider a variety of other factors to come to a conclusion including the following:

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

When can I stop paying child support in New Jersey?

If you believe that your child or former spouse is no longer entitled to the support you are currently paying, you are likely looking to stop that support. Individuals are no longer entitled to child support payments once they reach the age of 19 in most circumstances. However, there are some circumstances where parents of children who receive support may request an extension of support past this age limit. If your child is planning on receiving higher education, you may request an extension on your child support payments until they reach the age of 23. If your child has special needs, depending on the needs, an extension may be requested on child support payments.

If you have any further questions regarding child support payments and ending child support, do not hesitate to reach out to our New Jersey family law attorney. Our firm is prepared to assist you with your family law matters. To learn more about how we can help, give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team.

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Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.