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Children are expensive! From the usual expenses for food, clothing, and medical bills, to extracurricular activities that foster their personal growth and development. There’s no avoiding it, raising children costs money. In the eyes of the law, both parents bear joint responsibility for the economic welfare of their children. Both parents are expected to contribute, to the best of their ability, to the financial upkeep of their children. Parents bear this responsibility whether they are married or divorced from the other parent of the child. If you need the assistance of a child support attorney to get your child’s other parent to contribute their fair share to your child’s financial needs, the Livingston divorce lawyers from Nitti & Nitti can help.

Why Hire A Child Support Lawyer From Nitti & Nitti?

  • At Nitti & Nitti, we have the resources and insight to help you successfully navigate complex family law issues and pursue favorable results.
  • Our Livingston family law attorneys are here to help you resolve your concerns in an efficient and effective manner – without wasting your valuable time and money.
  • As a local, family-owned firm, we are able to offer the one-on-one service and caring assistance you deserve. You and your case matter to us.

For more than 30 years, New Jersey clients have trusted us with their family law concerns and other legal matters, and you can too. Let us help you get the financial support your children deserve. Call us today at (973) 226-4141 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate child support attorneys.

How Child Support Payments Are Determined

Child support payments can be determined and agreed on by the parents. Where a level of cooperation exists between the parents, this can be achieved through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution processes. However, where the courts have to intervene to make an order for child support, the factors considered include:

  • The needs of the child
  • The standard of living and economic circumstances of each parent
  • All sources of income and assets of each parent
  • The age and health of the child and each parent

The law anticipates a situation where one parent voluntarily foregoes working and earning a living even when they are capable of doing so. To eliminate the burden and harm that this would cause for the other parent, the courts will also consider the potential earning capacity of parties based on their educational background and skill.

When one parent is trying to present a diminished capacity to provide child support, the burden falls on the other parent to prove otherwise. Working with a child support attorney who is working to protect your interests is crucial in such cases. They have access to expert forensic accountants and economics professionals who can provide evidence as to the party’s true financial capacity.

How Long Does a Child Support Order Last?

The duration of a child support order will depend on a number of factors including the age and mental and physical capacity of the child. Child support obligations do not terminate by age alone. Parents will still be financially responsible for any child who suffers from severe mental or physical incapacity that causes them to be dependent on their parents. In such instances, the court will also consider the child’s eligibility for public benefits and services for people with disabilities.

Contact A Livingston Child Support Attorney Today

Whether you need the court to award a new child support order or recalculate an existing order, our child support lawyers can help you. You can rely on our 30+ years of experience helping New Jersey clients just like you to find the best solutions to their complex family law issues.

If you need to speak with a child support attorney in Livingston, our experienced attorneys are waiting to hear from you. Call us at (973) 226-4141 or click here to schedule a free consultation.