Child Support

Imputation Of Income For Child Support Order

Child Support OrderIn the New Jersey child support, family law case of Urban v. Green, 20-2-5497, App. Div., the defendant David Green appealed from an order fixing child support. He challenged factual assumptions made by the court regarding the imputation of income and the award of child-care costs to plaintiff Jessica Green, who was not working. Defendant argued there was no factual basis to impute income to him based on Department of Labor wage reports for practicing attorneys or to include his contribution to work-related child care when plaintiff was employed. The appellate panel reversed and remanded after determining the trial judge failed to support his conclusions regarding the imputation of income, including the amount of income imputed. The judge did not provide the reasons for his decisions nor did he evaluate defendant’s proofs of past earnings and present efforts to obtain work for Child Support Order.

Reference: Case & Analysis, New Jersey Law Journal, 219 N.J.L.J. 167, (January 19, 2015)

Filed Under: Family Law; Child Support Order; Imputation of Income

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