Along with child custody, child support is one of the most important issues that New Jersey parents must work out to allow their kids to continue to live loved and supported after their parents’ divorces. Child support is generally established through statewide guidelines, though variations to those calculations can be permissible when such actions are necessary to protect the needs of the children. However, as parents know, the needs of children can change over time and can impose greater demands on the financial resources of their caregivers.
A child who suffers an illness or an injury may require specialized care that is not accessible given the amount of child support that they are provided each month; this example is just one of the many situations that may arise and require courts to reexamine the child support orders they have promulgated for the benefit of New Jersey children. Similarly, a parent who loses their job and their means of paying child support may need to have their obligation reduced or eliminated until they can continue to support their child.
Whatever the cause, a child support order may be modified if it serves the needs of the children it affects or allows a parent to continue to support their children despite a change in their financial circumstances. Securing a child support modification generally requires court action and as such, individuals who wish to seek modifications can solicit the help of family law attorneys.
The Law Office of Robert Ricci Jr. supports the family law needs of its diverse client community. Child support modifications are important issues that should be addressed in a timely manner, and therefore those who believe they may require these actions are encouraged to seek legal guidance from attorneys that they know and trust.