New Jersey parents who are involved in child support disputes might need to seek a DNA test to confirm paternity. DNA testing to establish paternity has become very common in child support cases as the results it yields are accurate to up to 99.99 percent. Results could be used to relieve a man of support responsibility or confirm that he needs to be financially responsible for the child.
Many parents in New Jersey share joint custody of their children. Joint custody involves approximately equal parenting time and legal rights. Many parents are contemplating agreeing to share custody of their children wonder how child support works.
Working out a parenting plan can be difficult. You and your ex may not agree, and you might think that you have to go to court to ask a judge to make a ruling because of the difficulties you're running into. Spending time in court is the last thing you want to have to do. It's expensive and time-consuming, and there are many other options available. Try one of these three methods to come to a parenting plan agreement before you turn to a court for assistance.
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.