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Am I Eligible for Child Support if We Never Legally Married?

By Sarah Jacobs, Esq.

Am I Eligible for Child Support in New Jersey if We Never Legally Married?

Currently, a Trustee on the Morris County Bar Association, our partner Amy L. Miller is an Associate Editor on the New Jersey Family Lawyer publication and recently served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Young Lawyers Division’s Dictum publication. With her experience in the family law field, Mrs. Miller shares with us some of the requirements to apply for Child Support.

The family courts allow any parent to apply for child support whether you are married or whether you are unmarried, whether you were in a relationship together or you were not in a relationship and had a child. Regardless of circumstances, the courts in our state allow you to apply for child support on behalf of the child.

Can I File a Child Support Application on behalf of a Child?

Child support in New Jersey is actually the child´s right, so the person who is seeking to obtain child support for the child can file an application and whether you are married or unmarried is irrelevant and the court will allow you to file that application and will very likely grant the request for child support. How much that maybe is very dependent on the facts, but yes the child is entitled to child support regardless their parents were married or not.

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