How is child support calculated?
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Attorney Jamie N. Berger has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in family and appellate court proceedings. In this video, she explains what variables are considered to establish the child support payment.
New Jersey Child Support Guidelines
Child support is one of the issues that a lot of people face in New Jersey and the means in which we calculate child support is done through what is called the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. It is a software program that we use and the courts use in order to determine what the appropriate amount of child support is and in order to do that we plug in information such as incoming introspective parent.
The importance of the Parenting time schedule
We look at what the parenting time schedule is and how many overnights are spent with one parent versus another, and we use those guidelines as the baseline for child support. There may be reasons that a court would say that child support should be more than what the guidelines are considering because there is an income situation where the parents are above what the guidelines would calculate, but the baseline for child support is established through the New Jersey Child support Guidelines.
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If you have questions about your child support payment our firm is ready to go over your specific case along with our team of professionals to get the best result in your particular situation. Together, we´ll work out a personalized plan that aims to cover all aspects of your child support process.