Child Support Attorneys in Newark
New Jersey Child Support Lawyers
Child support orders require parents to provide financial support for the children they have brought into the world. When a parent lives outside the home, that parent — known as the non-custodial parent - pays child support to the custodial parent. Both parents are expected by the law to contribute financially to their child's well-being and upbringing.
When Parents are Divorced, Separated or Unmarried
Contact our Newark child support lawyers at Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin, Plaza & Reed, Attorneys at Law to schedule a consultation regarding child support. You may be approaching divorce, divorced already and need to pursue child support modification, or an unmarried parent who needs legal counsel to obtain child support from the other parent.
Child Support Guidelines Are Just That: Guidelines
The state child support guidelines are pretty straightforward. Child support is calculated based on parents' respective incomes and the amount of time that a child spends with each parent (custody and parenting time). But other factors may be involved, such as when a child has special needs because of a medical condition or a learning disability requiring tutoring or therapy.
Have You or the Other Parent Had a Change in Income or Circumstances?
You may have had a significant change in income because you were laid off or have become disabled, affecting your ability to pay child support or your need for increased support from the other parent. Or maybe your ex-spouse has received a significant promotion or raise. Ehrlich, Petriello, Gudin, Plaza & Reed, Attorneys at Law has been successful representing parents in modification of child support orders.