New Jersey Alimony and Child Support Attorneys
Divorce or separation can be overwhelming and frustrating for everyone involved. At the law offices of Rehrer & Rehrer, we are dedicated to helping clients work toward a positive resolution to a very difficult situation. When establishing child support and determining need for spousal support, we take time to educate our clients of their rights and explain the process. With a clear understanding of the process, clients are often able to move forward in the matter, free from anxiety.
Contact our family law firm for assistance with child support or alimony in New Jersey.
Contrary to common belief, alimony is not awarded in every instance of divorce. Rather, the courts carefully examine the positions of each party and determine if there is a need for alimony (also known as spousal support or spousal maintenance). Family courts consider 13 factors to determine the need for alimony, such as the need and ability of the parties to pay, the length of the marriage, the earning capacity of the parties and the standard of living during the marriage.
The goal of alimony is to provide financial support to enable the dependant spouse to continue to live in a manner comparable to the marital standard of living.
Every child has a fundamental right to be supported by both parents - regardless of the relationship of the parents. Therefore, when parents are no longer together, it is essential to establish child support based upon New Jersey's child support guidelines. This ensures the custodial parent has adequate support to provide a healthy environment for the child.
New Jersey child support guidelines involve a calculation using both parents' incomes and the number of children for which support should be provided. However, in many cases, additional factors should be considered, such as daycare expenses, health insurance expenses, expense of sports or activities and visitation time. In addition, if one parent is not earning up to his or her full earning potential, the court will calculate earnings based upon what he or she could/should be earning.
Talk with our Experienced Family Law Attorneys
Our New Jersey spousal support and child support attorneys offer experienced guidance to help clients through the process of establishing support. In addition, we pursue or defend against child support modification actions that may arise in the future. We focus on achieving an effective resolution that is in both your best interests and your child's best interest.
For experienced family law representation, contact our New Jersey law firm to schedule a consultation. We offer flexible appointments to accommodate your needs and return your calls - even after hours or on the weekends.