Under New Jersey law, both parents are obligated to contribute to the support of their child. The payor’s child support obligation may be modified if he or she has experienced “changed circumstances,” which includes major health issues or permanent disability.
New Jersey law provides that both parents must pay basic child support plus certain add-on expenses. While a Court or the parties may decide how much each parent pays initially, that amount may later be modified if a party has experienced “changed circumstances,” which include job loss or obtaining a higher paying job. When the Court finds that a party is voluntarily underemployed or unemployed without just cause, the Court has the discretion to impute income to that parent based on certain criteria. A recent appellate decision illustrates this point.
Debra S. Weisberg will be speaking at a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Seminar regarding Privacy in Family Law Cases.
On Saturday December 14th Donahue, Hagan, Klein & Weisberg, LLC partner Debra S. Weisberg, Esq will be speaking at a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) Seminar regarding Privacy in Family Law Cases (I’ll Be Watchin’ You): Strategies for...
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When alimony is agreed upon in accordance with a Marital Settlement Agreement or awarded by a Court order, it is a legally enforceable obligation. As a result, if the payor-spouse refuses to pay or pays less than the agreed upon amount, the recipient spouse can file an application with the Court to enforce the support award. The Court has the power to order the payor spouse to pay the amount owed and may use other tools to deter the spouse from future nonpayment.
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