Morris County NJ Child Support Enforcement Attorneys
Divorce and Family Lawyers with Offices in Morristown, New Jersey
Child support enforcement is treated as a very serious issue in New Jersey and across the United States. Your child is entitled to receive financial support from both his or her parents under New Jersey law, and ensuring that they receive this support can be a daunting task. If your child’s other parent is not paying child support, a child support lawyer in New Jersey can help you pursue your enforcement options. With thorough knowledge of New Jersey’s Child Support Guidelines and Child Support Enforcement policies, our New Jersey family law attorneys are well-equipped to assist you and your child in obtaining the support you deserve.
On the other hand, if you are being sued for child support, you deserve a legal advocate. Our team successfully handles child support issues for clients throughout New Jersey, including those involving paternity, mother’s rights, and father’s rights. Whether you are the recipient or the payer in a child support enforcement proceeding, we will help you to understand your parental rights and responsibilities, and work tirelessly to protect and advocate for your interests.
Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, is a New Jersey law firm dedicated entirely to resolving divorce and family law matters. With over 75 years of combined experience, our New Jersey family lawyers have assisted thousands of clients in New Jersey seeking to exercise their parental rights. Our three distinguished partners have been honored with inclusion in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list every year since 2006. Additionally, each of them is among the 2 percent of lawyers in the State who are recognized by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Certified in Matrimonial Law. Accompanied by a team of legal professionals from diverse backgrounds, many of whom have held positions within the New Jersey Family Court System, we have the knowledge and resources to champion your best interests until your child support matter is successfully resolved. To schedule a free initial consultation about your NJ child support enforcement questions and concerns, contact us today at 973-840-8970 .
Enforcing Your Child Support Order in New Jersey
In order to legally enforce court-ordered child support payments, you will need to file a New Jersey child support enforcement application with the Superior Court of New Jersey. You may file in the county in which the child resides or the county in which the parent who is ordered to pay child support resides. New Jersey also maintains records of the amount of child support due and paid through a computer database. When a parent fails to fulfill his or her child support obligation, they are considered to be “in arrears.”
The Probation Child Support Enforcement (PCSE) Unit monitors and enforces support orders. Members of this unit often act decisively when a parent is defaulting on the child support payments that he or she owes. In certain situations, the consequences can be as severe as arrest and incarceration. The court can also enforce a child support order through any of the following measures:
- Taking money directly out of the defaulting parent’s wages (called income withholding)
- Redirecting a tax refund
- Credit reporting
- Seizing his or her property
- Suspending his or her driver’s license
- Denying him or her a passport
- Taking money from a civil award or settlement, or from lottery winnings
Are You Being Sued for Failing to Pay Child Support in New Jersey?
Many legitimate reasons, such as job loss or a serious illness, can cause a person to neglect making child support payments. If you have fallen behind on your child support payments, our skilled New Jersey child support lawyers can tenaciously defend your legal rights. We can also help you pursue payment plan negotiations to compensate for overdue payments and avoid being held in contempt of court.
Consult with Our Morristown NJ Child Support Enforcement Lawyers
Whether you want to seek the enforcement of a child support order or you need to defend yourself in a child support-related lawsuit, contact our Morris County offices to learn more about your legal options. Our talented New Jersey family lawyers are here to address any concerns you have about the child support enforcement process.
New Jersey Child Support Resources
New Jersey provides a number of valuable child support enforcement resources, including: