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Category: Child Support

What Is the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support?

When a couple makes the difficult and painful decision to get a divorce, there are a number of financial issues that must be resolved, from the division of marital assets to alimony and child support. If there are children involved, determining child support payments and alimony will be a top priority. While both are support …

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How do you know if your child is “legally” emancipated in New Jersey?

It goes without saying that parents have a legal obligation to financially support their kids. Nevertheless, a common, publicly held misconception is the idea that once a child reaches the age of 18, he or she is automatically emancipated given that 18 is the age at which society deems a child to have reached adult …

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Can I Be Forced to Pay Back Child Support?

Most people are familiar with the term “deadbeat dad,” which refers to a non-custodial parent who fails to make court-ordered child support payments or provide emotion. While either parent may be ordered to pay child-support, traditionally it is more common for the dad to be the primary breadwinner while the mother takes care of the …

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How Does Child Support Work After a Child is Adopted?

Families are created in many different ways. Adoption is a rewarding process that gives a child a stable and permanent home when a biological parent(s) cannot or will not for whatever reason. Whether you are adopting a child or putting your own child up for adoption, you may have questions about your financial rights and …

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What Steps Can I Take If My Ex Stops Paying Child Support?

One of the most important steps in the divorce process is ensuring that the couple’s children will be cared for after the divorce has been finalized. In most cases, a court order will require the noncustodial parents to make child support payments to the custodial parents. Until the court order for child support has been …

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What Do I Do If I Have Been Abandoned By My Spouse?

Going through a divorce is a painful process, even under the best of circumstances. However, the process is much more painful and traumatic when you have been abandoned by your spouse without any warning. In addition to the emotional shock, this can be financially devastating as well if your spouse has severed all ties, including …

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Can I Hide Assets from My Spouse During Our Divorce?

Getting a divorce is never easy, and there are a number of important details that need to be resolved before the divorce can be finalized. Custody and child support are likely at the top of this list if you have children. However, whether you have children or not, your assets will need to be divided …

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What Do I Need to Know About Child Support in New Jersey?

If you and your spouse have made the decision to end your marriage, determining who is going to have custody of the children and who is going to be responsible for child support payments are among the most important issues that will need to be resolved. This can be a complicated and emotional process, particularly …

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How Long Do I Have to Pay Child Support In New Jersey?

When a couple makes the difficult decision to end their marriage, there are a number of matters that must be resolved during the divorce process, including the distribution of marital property and spousal support, which provides the lower-income spouse with enough income to maintain a similar standard of living after the divorce. If the couple …

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What if I Lose My Job During the Divorce Process?

If you and your spouse are in the middle of divorce proceedings and you suddenly lose your job, this can complicate the process. Even if you handle your divorce through mediation, there are significant expenses associated with a divorce, so the loss of income can make a difficult situation even more complicated. More couples filed …

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