New Jersey Child Support Lawyers
Child Support Establishment, Enforcement, Modification, and More
In any child support matter, the needs of the children must come first. At Miller and Gaudio, P.C., our family law attorneys work hard to help people do the right thing for their children. Our lawyers can help with any child support matter, including initial establishment of child support, modifications to existing child support agreements, and enforcement of child support orders.
Initial Establishment of Child Support
In any marital dissolution litigation or divorce mediation, you must go through the process of calculating child support. Child support payments are established strictly to benefit the children, to account for the costs of a wide range of necessities including food, clothes, and medical care. In all cases, we make sure to get exactly what the children need.
Modifications to Existing Child Support Agreements
Modifications can be made to a child support agreement if the person paying has a change in his or her financial situation which is substantial enough to warrant a change in his or her child support obligation. Our lawyers can help people with legitimate reasons for modifications. However, sometimes people try to avoid paying support, by, for example, losing a job on purpose. In those situations, our lawyers will gladly fight any invalid attempts to deprive their kids of support.
Enforcement of Child Support Orders
When a parent neglects to pay child support, an attorney can get a court order demanding payment. If the parent ignores a court order and exhibits a complete disregard for his or her obligation to pay child support, he or she can end up in jail. However, this is often unnecessary and usually the intervention of a lawyer is sufficient.
Contact a New Jersey Child Support Attorney
There is more information about family law issues available on our matrimonial law and child support resource links. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your concerns, contact a New Jersey child support lawyer at Miller and Gaudio, P.C., to schedule a consultation.