Want to know how to calculate your
child support? There are a few different major factors that the courts consider when
assigning an amount for a parent to pay, including the following:
- The amount of children that need support
- The child's needs
- Income of the non-custodial parent
- Costs of living for custodial parent
- Standard of living that the child would have had if the parents had not divorced
Income calculations will be based on gross income, which is comprised of
wages, insurance, government distributions, disability, worker's comp,
earnings from investments, gambling winnings, inheritances and any other
income that is not a welfare benefit. Even if the non-custodial parent
does not currently work, the calculation may be based on capability to
work, though the state has tried to make sure that child support payments
do not leave a parent underprivileged.
If the non-custodial parent has visitation rights, then the courts may
deduct a certain amount of money, depending on the amount of parenting
time. If a child spends more than 28% of his or her nights at the non-custodial
parent's house, then the courts will consider the case to be shared
Are you wondering how much child support you will be paying or receiving?
Call our Bergen County divorce lawyers at Moskowitz Law Group, LLC. We
can help make sure that your rights are protected throughout your divorce
case. Our legal team is comprised of experienced attorneys who have been
named in the list of
Rising Stars℠ by New Jersey Super Lawyers®!
Call for legal representation that you can count on to put your best interests first!
For more information about calculating child support, you can speak to
one of our lawyers by filling out a
free case evaluation! You can also check out the
New Jersey Courts' Child Support Guidelines.