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Parents are expected to bear the emotional and financial responsibility of having children. Whether the parents of a child are married or not, they each have to bear some responsibility in providing for the welfare of the child. Children bring joy to the lives of their parents, but taking care of a child can be very expensive, which is why the law demands that parents must also take financial responsibility for their children. Children do not have to live in poverty because their parents are divorced or separated. If you are a custodial parent and are having difficulty getting financial support from the non-custodial parent of your child, Nitti & Nitti can help you. Our Essex County child support lawyers have over 30 years of experience helping families in New Jersey to navigate complex legal issues in their family relationships.

Why Choose A Child Support Attorney From Nitti & Nitti?

  • As a local, family-owned firm, we are able to offer the one-on-one service and caring assistance you deserve, and your case matter to us.
  • Our goal is to help you resolve your concerns in an efficient and effective manner – without wasting your valuable time and money.
  • We understand that family disputes like divorces can be highly emotional and we use our collaborative law experience to reduce tensions and help you make the right decisions in your situation.

If you are having difficulty getting or paying child support, you need to talk to a competent family law attorney who knows the law and can get you the best solution in your situation. Call us today at (973) 226-4141 for a consultation.

Factors Considered in Determining Child Support

The burden of providing financial support for a child does not fall on one parent alone. Both parents are responsible for the financial welfare of the child, and the State of New Jersey has a guideline for determining how much is to be paid by a parent for support of the child. The needs of the child are always paramount in determining child support payments. Other factors considered include:

  • The standard of living and economic circumstances of each parent
  • All sources of income and assets of each parent
  • The earning ability of each parent, including educational background, training, employment skills, work experience, custodial responsibility for children including the cost of providing child care and the length of time and cost of each parent to obtain training or experience for appropriate employment
  • The need and capacity of the child for education, including higher education
  • The age and health of the child and each parent

In New Jersey, child support orders must also include provisions for health care coverage. Essentially, any order or judgment that includes child support will also include provisions as to which of the parents will be responsible for maintaining health care coverage for the child.

Modification of Child Support

The law also recognises that circumstances can and do change. An illness or disability can affect a supporting parent’s ability to work. This is a significant change in circumstances which the courts will take into consideration for any modification of an existing child support order.

Contact An Essex Child Support Lawyer Today

Whether you need help with an initial child support order or a modification of an existing order. Working with an experienced family law attorney will help you get the best results in your circumstances. An experienced family law attorney has the resources to investigate relevant matters in your situation and provide evidence to support your position. If you are looking for assistance in a child custody matter, call (973) 226-4141 now or click here to get personal help from one of our experienced and compassionate family law attorneys.