Englewood Child Support Lawyer
When the marriage has produced children, the issue of child custody may be the most important aspect of the divorce to decide. It may also be the issue with the strongest emotional attachments and potentially the most contentious. Herbert & Weiss in Englewood provides thoughtful, experienced child support lawyers with the ability to effect creative, workable solutions and who vigorously fight for the parental rights of our clients regarding their children in New Jersey divorce cases.
New Jersey Child Support
New Jersey law incorporates the income shares model of child support, reinforcing the legal principle that both parents are financially responsible to care for their children. The income shares model recognizes that each spouse’s contribution to the combined household income equals that person’s relative share of the expenses. Once the couple has divorced, however, the custody and parenting arrangement may no longer be equal, and the relative costs of raising the children may no longer be equal as well.
Having experienced, effective legal representation in the determination of child support is essential to making sure the spouses’ incomes are properly reported and that the factors used to determine the costs of raising the children (food, clothing, healthcare, transportation, entertainment, etc.) are fairly and accurately arrived at. It is also important to know that the family law judge has the authority to deviate from the statutory guidelines and set a different amount of child support, if the judge believes deviating from the formula is in the child’s best interest.
Englewood Child Support Lawyer Addressing Your Unique Needs
The divorce attorneys at Herbert & Weiss are prepared to handle all the issues which may arrive in the determination of child custody and support, including shared parenting and split parenting arrangements and other special needs the family may have, from a child’s special educational needs to the expense of elder care for a parent of one of the divorcing spouses. We know that every case is unique and do not try to offer cookie-cutter solutions. We take the time to fully understand and analyze all the issues in the case in order to best represent our clients. In Bergen County and northern New Jersey, contact an Englewood child support lawyer at Herbert & Weiss to discuss the important issues in your divorce, including child custody and child support.