Hudson and Middlesex County Child Support Lawyer
New Jersey child support guidelines make the determination of monthly child support payments a straightforward calculation once you know the inputs such as the income of both parents, the overnights spent with each parent, health care expenses, day care expenses, and other factors. However, a lawyer’s help may be needed to determine the proper income to use, especially when the payor is self-employed or owns a closely held business
At the Law Offices of Irwin D. Tubman, LLC, we use more than 35 years of experience when dealing with child support, child custody, parenting time and other family law issues.
We can assist you with child support matters such as:
- Calculation of child support
- Modification of child support
- Paternity actions to collect child support from unmarried fathers
- Enforcement of child support
- Collection of child support arrearages
- Emancipation of children to terminate child support
Once it is set, the child support level can be modified when circumstances change. A significant increase in a support provider’s income or a decrease based on a long-term change of material circumstance may cause the court to issue a modification order.
At the Law Offices of Irwin D. Tubman, LLC, in both Hudson and Middlesex Counties, we believe that a person entitled to support should receive everything the law provides. We also believe that a person providing support should not have to pay more than the law requires. We can evaluate your situation, and if a need for change is indicated, our firm can take action to obtain a modification for you.
Imputation of Income for Child Support
Our firm can represent you in cases involving non-support and the collection of child support. When a payor or receiver misrepresents his or her income or is alleged to have misrepresented income in an attempt to avoid paying support, we can take action on your behalf to ensure compliance with the statutes and orders of the court.
New Jersey law empowers a family court judge to impute income, meaning assign an income, for the purposes of calculating child support in situations when a payor or receiver:
- Refuses to work
- Is underemployed
- Hides or misrepresents income to avoid paying the full amount of child support
Child support is for your children, and we believe that your children should receive everything the law requires. However, we also believe that no one should have to pay more child support than is required by law.