Understanding Your Child Support Obligations
For many families, child support obligations can often be determined by applying the New Jersey law child support guidelines designed to determine child support for these families in a fair manner. High-income families, however, may face particular challenges in setting child support. Additional issues may arise where parties earn income outside of a W-2.
At Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC, you will find experienced Mercer County child support attorneys who can explain child support obligations to both high- and median-income earners and ensure that obligations are set fairly and accurately. We can help you understand the New Jersey child support guidelines and the issues presented by your case.
Setting Accurate Obligations for High-Income Earners
New Jersey’s child support guidelines determine child support obligations by taking into account factors such as the income of both parents and the number and ages of children. If you have an income that falls within the guidelines, our firm can provide you with an estimate of the amount of child support you may anticipate paying or receiving based on the guidelines. The guidelines may not apply to high-income families, however.
Child support guidelines apply only to a certain income threshold in New Jersey. For parents with incomes above that threshold, child support becomes discretionary, giving courts the ability to consider factors such as the children’s needs and the parents’ ability to pay.
If your family has a high income, you can rely on the lawyers at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC to work with you to develop a strategy for setting child support obligations that are fair to you and in the best interest of your children.
Child Support Modification Attorneys
Once child support obligations have been set, a parent or child may later experience a significant change in circumstances that creates the need to modify an order for child support. We provide experienced guidance for clients who need modifications to their child support obligation or award.
To schedule an initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm, call 609-730-3850 or contact us online.