Determining Child Support Payments in New Jersey
As a dedicated New Jersey Child Support Attorney, I often speak to clients about how they can determine their child support payments.
- In the state of New Jersey, couples with children whose combined net income is $187,200 or less may find that child support is ordered based on a formula called the “New Jersey Child Support Guidelines.”
- The Guidelines are, essentially, a calculation. Numbers are entered, and a child support order is generated. Other methods are used if the couple’s income is higher.
- The child support guidelines contemplate specific line items including the children’s health insurance, daycare and the actual gross income of both individuals, and income is a big line item.
- The guidelines work two ways – using sole or shared worksheets. A parenting plan that includes fewer than 105 nights per year uses the sole parenting worksheet. If the plan is based on more than 105 days, the shared worksheet is used.
Are you looking to see how much you will pay in child support? Contact experienced New Jersey Child Support Attorney Christopher Leon Garibian for guidance.