When parents get divorced, it is commonplace for one spouse to receive regular child support payments to help financially care for their child. Typically, this will be the parent with physical custody, though a wide array of factors are considered when determining a child support obligation. That said, if an agreement is reached, the spouse responsible for paying support must abide by it. If he or she fails to make regular child support payments, the parent receiving payments may seek legal recourse with the assistance of an experienced Bergen County child support lawyer. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about child support enforcement in New Jersey and how our firm can help.
How do courts determine and enforce child support obligations?
Courts will consider a multitude of factors when deciding upon a child support obligation. Some of these factors are as follows:
- Both spouses’ yearly incomes
- The actual needs of the child
- The age/health of the child
- The number of children in the household
- The child custody agreement in place
As for enforcing a child support obligation, courts will assess the circumstances of your ex’s refusal to make regular support payments and take action against him or her. Some of the most common penalties courts will impose on parents derelict in their child support payments are as follows:
- Tax refund offset
- Seizure of assets
- Income withholding/garnishment
- A driver’s license suspension
- Passport denial
- Arrest Warrant being issued
- Court enforcement
The bottom line is that if you’re not receiving the support payments to which you are entitled, courts in New Jersey, as well as our firm, are on your side. Don’t proceed without our competent Bergen County family lawyers on your side. Our goal is to protect you and your child’s future at all costs. Give us a call today so we can get started guiding you through each phase of the process ahead.
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