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New Jersey Child Support Factors

For the most part, New Jersey child support guidelines account for many factors common to most families. For example, the child support guidelines account for child care expenses, healthcare expenses, overnights spent with the child, unreimbursed medical expenses and alimony. At Strich Law Firm, our attorneys have the experience and skills to analyze each family's unique situation. We assist clients in making child support decisions that address the current situation and also what may happen in the future as well.


An example of a common issue that attorneys encounter when determining the child support obligation occurs when one or both parents are self-employed. If one parent is self-employed, it is often difficult to determine their actual income, versus the income that they claim on their tax returns. What should the annualized income be versus what is reported on that parent's income tax return? How should bonuses be handled? Often income is not "black and white," such as overtime, commission and bonus income situations. If a party is underemployed, income may be imputed.


New Jersey's child support guidelines take many factors common to most families into consideration. Items like childcare expenses, healthcare expenses, overnight stays, medical expenses, and alimony are factors that are considered to determine the amount of payment.


Strich Law Firm, P.C. has seen it all when it comes to child support, so we can help you make the right choices for today and ones that are sustainable for the future as well.

Understand how support is determined

One instance where you'll need an attorney to skillfully steer your support case would be an instance where both parents are self-employed.


What counts as actual income? How are bonuses to be handled? Overtime? Commission? Income isn't always a clear-cut matter, so let Strich Law Firm, P.C. help you come to a fair conclusion to your child support case.

Common issues with determining child support

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