Our experienced family law attorneys know how difficult it can be to navigate through the process of establishing child support in divorce situations. Child support is the legal obligation of a parent to provide financial support for his or her child, with the right belonging to the child and not the custodial parent. The New Jersey Child Support Guidelines provide basic formulas for setting monetary awards, but while the guidelines may appear to be clear cut, your personal situation and the interpretation of the various factors provide an opportunity for adjustments. Having an experienced and knowledgeable family law lawyer by your side will ensure that your child support settlement is equitable.
Whether you are a custodial or non-custodial parent, or have sole legal custody or joint legal custody, child support agreements are established to protect the best interests of your child by providing adequate food, clothing, shelter, transportation, and education. Each parent in a divorce situation is responsible for providing for their child, and the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines will determine how much your responsibility will be. The New Jersey child support lawyers at Adinolfi & Packman will ensure that your parental rights are protected and that a fair child support arrangement is made.