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How Long Do You Pay Child Support in NJ? [2019 Update]

By Katherine K. Wagner |

The Principles of Child Support in New Jersey The guiding principles of child support in New Jersey are that children should not be economic victims in a divorce. Instead, children are considered entities who are entitled to share in their parent’s income, and in New Jersey parents have a continuous duty to support their… Read More »

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NJ Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents: A Guide

By Katherine K. Wagner |

Child Custody Laws in NJ for Unwed Parents Gone are the days when every child had married parents. The current diversity of family living arrangements has resulted in the court system establishing an alternative to a divorce proceeding, called a “non-dissolution ‘FD’ Case”  which is used by unmarried parents to: Establish a Legal Custody… Read More »

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How long does it take to get divorced in New Jersey?

By Katherine K. Wagner |

How long does a divorce take in NJ? The length of a divorce is not set in stone by any rule or law. Spouses who remain civil and mutually agree on how to divide their assets before filing can finish their divorce as quickly as the courts can process a divorce petition. If you… Read More »

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What Happens at a Child Support Modification Hearing?

By Katherine K. Wagner |

Although it can be stressful for anyone to have to go to court for a child support dispute, knowing what to expect at the hearing will help you feel more relaxed and confident as you will be mentally and emotionally prepared for what happens.  Also, knowing in advance what you need to do and… Read More »

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After Divorce, Does Child Support Cover Extracurricular Activities?

By Katherine K. Wagner |

When a child lives with both parents, the topic of extracurricular activities rarely causes more than a slight blip on the radar. As long as the parents support the activities, can pay for them and can transport the child, everyone is fine. However, in a divorce situation, a young person’s extracurriculars can become fodder… Read More »

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Guide to Child Support in New Jersey

By Katherine K. Wagner |

How does child support work in New Jersey? NJ Child Support Guidelines Principles of Child Support in New Jersey The guiding principles of child support in New Jersey are that children should not be economic victims in a divorce; they are instead, entities who are entitled to share in their parent’s income and parents… Read More »

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What Did the 2017 NJ Child Support Law Change?

By Katherine K. Wagner |

The February 2017 Termination of Child Support Law in New Jersey New Jersey’s newest child support law, S-1046/A-2721, went into effect on February 1, 2017. This law was signed by Governor Chris Christie in January 2016 and allows for early termination of some New Jersey child support agreements. It is important for everyone paying… Read More »

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