Child Support

Lump Sum Child Support

May 24, 2017

Lump Sum Child Support: Is It a Defense Against Future Payments? Some divorcing parents may try to make an agreement for a large lump sum child support payment rather than a regular, extended payment plan. However, if a parent who paid a lump sum is later sued for more child support, he will be obligated […]

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Child Support Must Be Immediately Available

Apr 20, 2017

MONIES AWARDED UNDER THE GUIDELINES MUST BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR THE CHILDREN’S NEEDS In the family law, child support case of Hanrahan vs. Bakker, PICS Case No 16-1455 (Pa. Super. Nov. 18. 2016)  the Honorable Judge Alice Beck Dubow, writing on behalf of the Pennsylvania Superior, ruled that in a high income child support case, […]

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Feb 17, 2017

In the family law, child support case of Johnson vs. Johnson, PICS Case No. 17-0005 (Pa. Super., Dec. 20, 2016) the Honorable John T. Bender, writing on behalf of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, ruled that the trial court erred in relying on medical records from prior litigation in the case, not introduced into evidence in […]

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Child Support For Emancipated Daughter: College Costs

Dec 13, 2016

Mother’s Motion To Compel Father To Pay A Portion Of Emancipated Daughter’s College Costs Is Denied Plaintiff Dawn Powell appealed the Family Part’s order denying her motion to compel defendant Jasper Rowe to pay a portion of the college costs incurred by their now-emancipated daughter. Neither plaintiff nor the child moved to have defendant contribute […]

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Additional Child Support Required To Defray Additional Extracurricular Activities For A Gifted Child

Dec 01, 2016

This family law, child support case presented the question: What is a “gifted” child, as referenced in New Jersey’s Child Support Guidelines? The issue arose in the context of considering defendant-mother’s application for an order requiring plaintiff-father to contribute a limited sum of additional funds, above and beyond basic guideline-level child support, to help defray […]

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Nov 30, 2016

If my ex-spouse moved out of state, does the court enforcement of child support still apply? Yes, the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) sets our procedures for you to be able to enforce child support ( upon your ex-spouse or child’s parent in another state. Below is a list of your options:  As long […]

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Oct 31, 2016

In the post judgment family law, alimony and child support case of Klemash vs. Klemash, 20-2-9830, NJ. App. Div., the defendant appealed to the Family Part order denying his motion to reduce or terminate his alimony or child support obligations based on changed circumstances, and his motion for reconsideration.  The panel reversed and remanded for […]

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Mother Was Contractually Responsible For 100% Of Son’s Out Of State Boarding School Tuition And Expense

Sep 13, 2016

In the child support, family law, appellate case of Remington vs. Krohn, PICS Case No. 16-0674, (Pa. Super., May 13 2016) the Honorable Jacqueline O. Shogun, writing on behalf on the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that the Trial Court properly denied modification of parties’ child supports agreement because mother was contractually responsible for son’s education […]

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New Jersey Child Support Guidelines Cannot Be Used To Calculate Child Support For College Student Living On Campus

Aug 02, 2016

In the child support case of Ferrer v. Reynolds, 20-2-4533, App. Div., the defendant appeals from that part of a Family Part order setting his child support payment at $139 per week, contending that the motion court improperly calculated this amount by using the Child Support Guidelines even though his daughter is a college student […]

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Child Support And Minor Child’s Motor Vehicle Insurance Expenses

Jul 20, 2016

The child support, family law case of Fitcher v. Fitcher, 20-3-9234, Chancery Div-Ocean City, addresses the cost of a minor’s motor vehicle insurance. In 2013, the State of New Jersey amended Child Support Guidelines to include additional provisions relating to the coast of motor vehicle insurance. These amendments have arguably raised further debate and questions […]

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