Erin Durnell answers:
The child support guidelines in each state serve a different purpose. But in both states judges are empowered to depart from the guideline to meet the needs of a child, whose needs will not be properly supported by a blind application of the product of the guideline. The courts will look at the lifestyle that […]
Both can be changed and they can be changed for a variety of reasons. The most common would be a change in the ability of the paying parent to pay the amount previously ordered. Or quite possibly an increased need in the parent who’s receiving the support, and of course a change in the needs […]
Child support typically ends when a child reaches age 18. If the child is still enrolled in high school as a fulltime student and living at home with a parent when they celebrate their 18th birthday, in both California and Nevada, support will extend. In California the support will extend until high school graduation. So, […]
California and Nevada have very different child support guidelines. While both states may be standardized, they weren’t required to adopt the same standard.
No. The rights of the children to be supported is different from the right of a parent to have access to a child. So, one cannot be bartered for or withheld for the other. A parent may have the opportunity to go to court and seek some orders regarding their support obligations if there is […]
They would have to still pay child support because child support belongs to the child, it does not belong to the parent. So that obligation does not change but spousal support, yes, can change. In New Jersey we do have an anti-cohabitation statute that does affect that, and in New Jersey, your former spouse to […]
How do you determine the child support amount and duration of child support in New Jersey? Read on to find out what factors are involved.
Parents have a right to custody and parenting time whether or not they were ever married. Children have rights to receive support from their parents regardless of the parent’s relationship status. Parents can file for child custody and child support in the family courts and have a judge hear their case and issue an order. […]