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.
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