Child support in New Jersey ends at 18 right? or 19 right? No. In New Jersey-Child Support, Emancipation of a child ends on a case by case basis, essentially it is fact specific. The child needs to leave the sphere of influence in order for child support to end. Does it end when the child is away at college? No, it does not. Child support may get lowered or eliminated depedning on the circumstances but the mere fact the child is away at school is not enough to stop child support in New Jersey. To determine if child support should end, you should talk to an experienced child support attorney to determine if you should file a motion/application to emancipate the child and/or reduce your child support obligation. Jersey City and Hudson County Child Support and Family Law Attorney Santo Artusa is experienced in child support cases in Hudson County and beyond.
In a recent case, our team discovered that a child would register in school (college) every semester full-time to only be part-time at the end of the semester and was in fact working part-time also. We were able to argue that they child was emancipated because the child was working approximately 30 hours a week and only taking 9 credit hours a semester each semester (at end of each semester). The court ruled in our favor. The mother appealed to the State Appellate Division. We were hired to handle the appeal as well and won the appeal in the Appellate Division in Trenton, NJ and the child remained emancipated. The father still owed arrears but still which he will honor but at least the support amounts will stop accumulating.
In another recent case, the father began to pay toward a 4 year college but child support remained at $245 per week. Dad tried to get that eliminated or reduced but lost. He hired Jersey City lawyer Santo Artusa who was able to show that dads contributions should eliminate or reduce weekly child support and the Judge ruled support should be $86 per week instead of $245.
Jersey City Family Lawyer Santo Artusa has successfully represented and represents people in complex child support cases including: high income earners, celebrities, out of state issues, college contributions and child support modifications, probation arrears only cases, other dependent deductions, remarriage, increase and decreases in income and so forth in Hudson County, Essex County, Union County and beyond. With over 10 years experience in family law related matters, Hudson County Family Lawyer Santo Artusa has argued both sides of cases weekly. Depending on the facts of your case, Attorney Artusa and his team can help you today. Contact our team today on 973-337-9643 or 201-706-3788.