Child Support Calculations in NJ

3/21/2017

How is Child Support Calculated in NJ?

Calculating how much child support you may have to pay can become complicated because there are many factors that are taken into consideration.

Child Support Attorney

11/11/2015

Seeking Retroactive Child Support – Protect Yourself at the Outset

      In New Jersey, it is well settled that child support belongs to the child and both parents have a mutual obligation to support their children.  Child support is calculated using the Child Support Guidelines, which is a mathematical formula that estimates the amount of money it would cost an intact family to support a child.  That amount is shared by both parents in proportion to their incomes.  In order to receive a child support award, a parent either needs to file an application for child support with the Court or reach an agreement with the other parent without C

2/27/2015

Wife sues Hedge Fund Husband for $1 million child support per month

     In what must be a record child support demand, Mrs. Anne Dias Griffin has requested that an Illinois court award her a child support award of $1 million.  Per month. 

     Mrs. Dias Griffin is married to billionaire Kenneth Griffin.  Mr. Griffin is the founder of Citadel, LLC, a hedge fund company.  According to Forbes, Mr. Griffin earned $1.1 billion dollars in 2014 and has a net worth of approximately $5.5 billion.  The couple was married in 2003 and have three young children, all under the age of ten. 

8/7/2014

How is Child Support Calculated?

     This is probably the most commonly asked question during a consultation. This blog is intended to provide a very basic overview of the calculation of child support in New Jersey. Bear in mind that like many other areas of family law, there are deviations, exceptions, and unusual cases that extend beyond this article.