Child support in New Jersey is determined by a formula utilized by all attorneys and judges in accordance with the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. Over the years, the formula has become so detailed and comprehensive that almost everyone utilizes a software program to perform the calculations rather than attempt to do it by hand.

The figures that must be included in a child support calculation include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. The parents' respective incomes from all sources;
  2. Alimony paid or received by either parent;
  3. The number of overnights each parent has with the child(ren);
  4. The child's share of health insurance premiums;
  5. The cost of work-related child care;
  6. Whether a parent is also supporting another child or children from another relationship.

For an analysis of how child support will likely be calculated in your particular situation, you can schedule a consultation by calling 973-993-9960 or clicking here.