In the past, children in New Jersey did not become emancipated for purposes of child support simply by reaching the age of 18. Rather, a child reaching 18 established prima facie evidence of emancipation, and it required further investigation to determine whether child support obligations should be terminated. In sum, there was no automatic termination of child support upon a child reaching a certain age. Governor Christie changed this on January 19th, 2016.
If your relationship is breaking down, there is a possibility that your spouse is taking steps to hide assets from you in order to prevent you from getting your fair share in the divorce that follows. You may believe that few spouses do this. However, according to a survey by the National Endowment for Financial Education, three-fifths of respondents admitted to hiding cash from their spouses. As a result, it is important to consider investigating further if your spouse exhibits one of the following signs before or during the divorce process: