Spousal and Child Support
Child support is a court-ordered payment typically made by the non-custodial parent. The purpose of child support is to help the primary custodian with the expenses of raising the minor child. Child support usually lasts until the child reaches the age of 18. In New Jersey, the details of child support are determined by the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines.
The court typically calculates an amount of child support with the help of the New Jersey online support calculator, which takes into consideration the income of both parents, the cost of medical insurance, daycare expenses, any applicable social security benefits, the living arrangements of the children, and other factors.