Child Support

FREQUENTLY ASKED CHILD SUPPORT QUESTIONS

Nov 30, 2016

If my ex-spouse moved out of state, does the court enforcement of child support still apply? Yes, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) sets our procedures for you to be able to enforce child support (http://faimly.findlaw.com/chid-support/paying-child-support.html) upon your ex-spouse or child’s parent in another state. Below is a list of your options:  As long […]

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INVOLUNTARY LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT AND CONCOMMITANT EARNING CAPACITY WAS A POSSIBLE CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCE TO DECREASE ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS

Oct 31, 2016

In the post judgment family law, alimony and child support case of Klemash vs. Klemash, 20-2-9830, NJ. App. Div., the defendant appealed to the Family Part order denying his motion to reduce or terminate his alimony and child support obligations based on changed circumstances, and his motion for reconsideration.  The panel reversed and remanded for […]

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Mother Was Contractually Responsible For 100% Of Son’s Out Of State Boarding School Tuition And Expense

Sep 13, 2016

In the child support, family law, appellate case of Remington vs. Krohn, PICS Case No. 16-0674, (Pa. Super., May 13 2016) the Honorable Jacqueline O. Shogun, writing on behalf on the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that the Trial Court properly denied modification of parties’ child supports agreement because mother was contractually responsible for son’s education […]

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New Jersey Child Support Guidelines Cannot Be Used To Calculate Child Support For College Student Living On Campus

Aug 02, 2016

In the child support case of Ferrer v. Reynolds, 20-2-4533, App. Div., the defendant appeals from that part of a Family Part order setting his child support payment at $139 per week, contending that the motion court improperly calculated this amount by using the Child Support Guidelines even though his daughter is a college student […]

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Child Support And Minor Child’s Motor Vehicle Insurance Expenses

Jul 20, 2016

The child support, family law case of Fitcher v. Fitcher, 20-3-9234, Chancery Div-Ocean City, addresses the cost of a minor’s motor vehicle insurance. In 2013, the State of New Jersey amended Child Support Guidelines to include additional provisions relating to the coast of motor vehicle insurance. These amendments have arguably raised further debate and questions […]

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Daughter Admitted Into Drug Rehabilitation Facility And Sober Living Home Is Emancipated For Child Support Purposes

Jun 24, 2016

In the child support/family law litigation case of Gahm v. Flay, 20-2-4764, App. Div., the defendant’s father appeals from the Family Part order emancipating his youngest daughter, retroactive to Jan. 28, 2013, and terminating plaintiff’s child support obligation effective that same date. In granting relief to plaintiff, the court found the daughter was no longer […]

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Mother’s Earning Capacity Must Be Determined Before Determining Father’s Presumptive Guideline Child Support

Jun 07, 2016

In the family law and child support appellate case of P.W. vs. S.MS., PICS Case No. 16-0466, (Pa. Super. April 7, 2016), the Honorable Jack A. Panella, writing on behalf of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, ruled that the trial court erred in ordering the father to pay child support without first considering the mother’s income […]

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Father Ordered to Contribute to the Cost of Parochial School as Part of Child Support Order

May 18, 2016

In the family law, child support appellate case of Spone v. Spone, PICS Case No. 14-1577 (Pa. Super. Oct. 1, 2014) the Honorable Paula Francisco Ott, writing on behalf of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, ruled that the trial court did not err in ordering father to contribute to the cost of his children’s parochial education […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Step-Father Liable For Child Support

Apr 19, 2016

A step-father who sought legal and physical custody of his ex-wife’s children can be liable for child support, the Supreme Court has ruled. A divided Supreme Court ruled on a 3-1 vote last week in A.S. vs. I.S. that when a step parent takes aggressive legal steps toward assuming the same parental rights as the […]

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Father Forfeits His Intestacy Share of Child’s Estate Due To His Failure To Support The Child

Mar 15, 2016

In the estate law, estate litigation and family law case of Estate of Stevenson, PICS Case No. 14-0752 (C.P. Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 2014) the Honorable Joseph O’Keefe ruled that a father forfeited his share of his child’s estate due to his failure to support his child and his willful neglect of his duty as a […]

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