Can I now stop making child support payments?

By Gary Borger
October 20, 2009
NJ FAQ/Child Support

The answer is "no." A person may not stop paying child support (or alimony) unless there is consent or the court enters and order allowing him/her to do so. Child support is generally determined based upon y the amount of money each biological or adoptive parent earns or is capable of earning, the number and age of the children, the amount of time that the children spend with each the parent with whom the children spend less time than they do with the other parent, the cost of health insurance coverage for the children, and other factors that differ somewhat from state to state. However, in New Jersey never is a step-parent's income considered in determining the amount of child support one parent pays to the other.

Gary Borger, family lawyer and mediator, is a partner in the firm of Borger Jones Matez & Keeley-Cain, P.A. located in Cherry Hill, NJ. 

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