How much child support and alimony will I have to pay?
The presumption is that child support will be calculated pursuant to a computer program, the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. By properly imputing certain variables (such as the number of children, the parent’s income, the number of overnights, and tax considerations to name a few) you will be able to calculate your child support obligation. However, there are nuances as to what information is and is not included on the Guidelines worksheet. Utilizing the wrong information may lead to an unjust result.
There is no such computer program for calculating alimony. Deciding (a) if there is an alimony obligation, (b) if so, what is the length of the alimony obligation, and (c) how much will be paid, is based upon a careful review of New Jersey’s alimony statute. N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 sets forth a number of factors that need to be considered when answering these questions. Examples of these factors include the length of the marriage, the marital lifestyle, and each parties’ age, income and earning ability. Arguably, alimony is one of the most litigated areas of family law today.
All of the attorneys at Domers & Bonamassa are well versed and have years of experience addressing family law issues, no matter how complicated. Contact us today at (856) 596-2888 for a private consultation. We appear in the following counties: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Mercer, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May. Our practice areas include: divorce, custody, parenting time, child support, alimony, domestic violence, college expenses, equitable distribution, name changes, step parent adoptions, paternity issues, child abuse and neglect, prenuptial agreements, mediation and arbitration.
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