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

In the state of New Jersey, the law determines that every child should be supported by their parents, whether or not those parents share a household—or a last name. However, unmarried parents may mistakenly believe that they aren’t eligible to file for (or be required to pay) child support because of their marital or relationship …

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What Does Child Support Cover in New Jersey?

When parents separate, there’s lots of room for disagreement, but most parents can agree on one thing—children with divorced, separated, or unmarried parents deserve the same financial support as children with parents who live in the same household.  This is where a child support agreement or order comes into play. A well-written child support agreement …

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How Does Child Support for Children with Special Needs Work in New Jersey?

When it comes to securing child support for your family’s circumstances, it isn’t just about what your family needs today. Child support agreements focus on the long-term health and wellbeing of the child and the financial security of the parents.  This is especially true for children with special needs and their families.  In New Jersey, …

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How to Tell Your Children You Are Getting Divorced

Choosing to divorce is a big decision, and it’s one that is full of complex, sometimes conflicting emotions and concerns about what comes next.  One of the most universal concerns for parents who are divorcing is how they’re going to break the news to their children and how their children will process the information.  Even …

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How to Collect Past-Due Child Support Payments in New Jersey

In New Jersey, child support payments are part of either a court order or consent agreement that both parents are legally obligated to follow. However, for any number of reasons, the parent making payments may fall behind. Whether intentional or not, late payments harm the financial stability of the child, the parent receiving payments, and …

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Including a Cost of Living Adjustment Clause in your Child Support or Spousal Support Order

Cost of Living Adjustment Clause

Cost of Living Adjustment Clause in a Child or Spousal Support Order Attorneys When going through the divorce process, there is a myriad of factors that must be taken into consideration to ensure that you receive your fair share of the marital assets and that any support you receive after a divorce will sustain you …

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If I am Awarded Alimony or Child Support, What Happens if my Ex-spouse Dies?

Financial support is often an important point in divorce proceedings. Alimony and child support are both designed, in different ways, to provide a stable home, and many families count on this financial support to provide education, food, and housing for themselves and their children. Because it is such an important part of a divorce settlement, …

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“Shelter-in-place” Orders and Divorce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Shelter-in-place” Orders Impact the Amount of Divorce Cases in 2020 For those living in a struggling marriage, the stress exacerbated by “shelter-in-place” orders can be the tipping point. For the people of New Jersey and around the world, the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has greatly affected our daily lives. We have never experienced anything like it, …

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