How Does The Court Set The Amount Of My Child Support?

Generally, the court sets the amount of support using the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. The support amount is based on the income of both parents and the average amount that intact families spend on their children. The support guidelines are in appendix IX­A of the New Jersey Court Rules. The Court Rules can be found in either the law library at the county courthouse or the county`s public library.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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