NJ Child Support Case Info Rights
Child support is more than money- it’s a responsibility. That responsibility belongs to both of the parents. It is designed to ensure that the children have clothes to wear, food to eat, and a roof over their heads. Some children still don’t get the support that they need.
Despite the living situation or the breakdown of the relationship, both parents are expected to provide medical, emotional, and financial support for the children to ensure they are raised to become a responsible adult. In every child support case, there are two parents- one is the custodial parent, who receives the payment because they deal with the day to day responsibilities of raising the children. The other is the non-custodial parent, the one who makes the payments and while they don’t handle the daily responsibilities, they still have an important role to play.
Co-parenting is a vital part of maintaining health relationships with your children. While one person might take care of the daily duties, parents having shared responsibility is a vital element in the success of support of children.
Your children have the right to support, and the custodial parent has the right to seek this help.
If you already have a child support order, but you’re struggling to receive payments it’s important to remember that the payer should continue to make payments until the court says otherwise. If the payer is pursuing a change to the order through the court, they must continue making payments until a final decision has been rendered.
To have the order changes, the parent should file a written request with the court. Additionally, changes in employment, address, and health insurance providers must be reported to the Probation Division within 10 days.
The payer must make the payments through the New Jersey Family Support Payment Center, unless the court order states otherwise. The payer might not receive payment credit if they make payments directly to the other parent, or child, unless of course that payment method is approved by the court.
Additionally, there is a direct deposit program available, making the process safer, easier, and faster.
Missed payments result in a lien against the payer’s personal property, and can have an effect on the payer’s ability to sell real estate and obtain credit.
Many child support orders will contain a provision for adjustment based on cost of living. This is generally applied two years after the child support order was issued, and both parties will receive a reminder. If there is no provision for a cost of living adjustment in your order, then the order will be subject to review every three years. Failure to comply with the order may result in a jail term, loss of a driver’s license, or other action against you.
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