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Category Archives: Child Support

What Do I Do if I Can’t Pay My Child Support?

Morris County NJ Child Support Modification AttorneysRaising a child in today’s society is an expensive venture. From the time a child is born, until the time they graduate college, parents are financially responsible for all of their children’s needs including food, clothing, shelter, and education. When the parents of a child divorce, this can place an extra strain on the finances of both parents. While family courts do take into account each parent’s financial means when deciding child support obligations, that decision is based on the circumstances at the time of the divorce.

Often these circumstances can change, and the financial burden of child support may become too great for one parent. However, when child support obligations cannot be met due to changed circumstances, together with an experienced Morris County child support attorney, you can petition the courts to modify your child support agreement.

When Can I Modify my Morris County Child Support Agreement?

The most important part of a child support modification petition is convincing the court that the modification is necessary. This can be done by proving that certain circumstances have changed, both permanently and unexpectedly. Having an experienced Morris County child support modification attorney during this process can be extremely beneficial, as they will be familiar with not only what kind of information the courts expect presented, but how to present it in the most effective manner as well. Additionally, the circumstances in question can have changed for either the supporting parent, or the dependent parent.

Changed Circumstances for the Supporting Parent

Changed circumstances which can warrant a modification of a child support agreement for the supporting parent are:

  • Loss of employment or reduction in salary
  • A severe injury or illness
  • Requirement to pay mandatory fines or fees
  • Other child support or alimony obligations from another divorce

Changed Circumstances for the Dependent Parent

A Morris County child support modification may also be sought when circumstances have changed for the parent who is receiving child support, or the dependent parent. These changed circumstances can be:

  • The supported parent has remarried, or is cohabitating with another adult
  • The supported parent receives a raise or promotion, or gains employment
  • The supported parent obtains a large payout such as the lottery

Contact Our Morris County Child Support Modification Attorneys Today

At The Law Office of Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our family law attorneys have extensive experience helping clients across Mendham, Chester, Chatham, Mt. Olive, Morristown, and the greater Morris County area with child support issues and modifications of all kinds.

Whether you are the supporting parent in need of a child support modification, or the dependent parent facing a child support modification petition, our attorneys are prepared to provide you with effective, experienced, and attentive legal counsel in order to favorably resolve your case. By practicing exclusively family law, our attorneys are able to focus on the issues most important to you and your family.

To speak with our firm today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your unique child support needs and concerns, please contact us online, or through our Morristown office at 973-828-0829.

Paying Child Support Directly to the Child

Child support is a critical component of any Morris County divorce settlement involving children. Child support is designed by law to protect the child’s best interests, but is usually paid directly to the custodial parent. Many of our Morris County child support clients ask us if it is possible to pay child support directly to… Continue Reading

Social Security Disability and Child Support

A disability can result in great financial difficulty. This is particularly true for a parent who is financially responsible for a child or children. In the case that a parent is receiving social security disability benefits, it can affect their child support agreement in several ways. In this article, we will take a look how social security… Continue Reading

Why You Should Never Make “Side-Deals” for Divorce Property Settlement Agreements

One of the most important documents you will negotiate for, and sign, before your divorce can be granted is what is known as the property settlement agreement (PSA). The property settlement agreement will outline your financial and parental rights and obligations following the divorce, and decides key divorce issues such as child custody, child support,… Continue Reading

Bad Divorce Advice Commonly Given to Women

Going through a divorce is usually difficult, both financially and emotionally. Issues such as child custody, child support, division of assets, and alimony can easily overwhelm you, and its common for people to turn to friends and family for advice in times like these. While many of your friends and family members may have gone… Continue Reading

Taxes and Divorce

Divorcing individuals often have questions about tax their considerations and how they are affected by their divorce. While most divorce attorneys will urge you to speak with a financial consultant about your post-divorce finances and obligations, we can look at some of the more frequently asked questions regarding divorce and taxes. Should I file my… Continue Reading

“Why should I hire a divorce attorney?”

The advent of the internet and the rising accessibility to information it offers has had some interesting consequences for “do-it-yourselfers”. Youtube hosts thousands of videos informing viewers how to do things as diverse as putting in a new floor to building a car engine. But how does this access to information affect divorce and family… Continue Reading

My Divorce Settlement; What Am I Entitled To?

In divorce, there are so many factors to consider, so many potential outcomes, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at times.  Finalizing a Divorce Settlement can be one of the most complicated aspects of the divorce, and at the same time be the most impactful on your life moving forward.  Many people are unaware of exactly… Continue Reading

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