Child Support Lawyer
As a parent or guardian, you know the importance of looking out for your child's best interests after a divorce or separation.
However, it can prove difficult if you don't have the financial resources you need. Finding the right law office is crucial for your family.
New Jersey child support lawyer Jeffrey W. Goldblatt has the family law knowledge to help you secure or modify child support payments.
The Goal of Child Support
Child support payments are structured to ensure that children can expect the same standard of living in both households. A child support order will calculate this amount when comparing the gross incomes and other financial factors of both parties. An attorney can explain the process and potential disputes.
Factors Considered In a Child Support Order
When Can I File for Child Support?
In the state of New Jersey, can file for child support at any time, starting when your baby is born. Child support payments last until age 19 (the age of emancipation in New Jersey), though an extension may be filed until the age of 23.
If you have not received your allocated child support or if your child's parent has neglected to pay child support over the years, your attorney can also pursue back payments.
Are Child Support and Alimony the Same Thing?
No, child support and alimony are two separate things:
- Child support is designed to fulfill an equitable share of the costs of raising a child or children
- Alimony (also known as spousal support) is allocated towards a former spouse after a divorce
If a parent spends time away from the workforce, they may have less money coming out of a marriage or have trouble finding a job due to résumé gaps. Alimony can compensate for that problem, representing the wages lost or career opportunities not pursued during marriage.
You can request both alimony and child support in order to ensure a good quality of life for you and your child.
Though the idea of fighting for child support may sound daunting, the right lawyer may be able to win this battle out of court.
Negotiate the Child Support Your Family Needs Contact a Family Law Attorney Today
If you're a parent or guardian, you already have many important responsibilities. Navigating the legal system during a child support dispute can dissuade you from pursuing the compensation you and your child need.
With a knowledgeable child support lawyer like Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, however, you can pursue the payments you need with peace of mind. From evening and weekend appointments to putting all fees into writing, he aims to make your life easier.
In legal practice since 1975, Mr. Goldblatt fights for New Jersey families both in and out of court. Whether you opt for negotiations or need to pursue legal action in court, his law firm can help. Reach out to our East Brunswick, NJ, office or call:
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Fighting for Back Payments After an Established Child Custody and Support Agreement
A divorce can cause a stressful environment that compounds the realities of raising a child. Late, lapsed, or absent child support payments can add even more pressure to the situation. A lack of child support could deprive your child of important essentials, like new clothes and regular meals. In especially egregious cases, late child support payments could lead to eviction, as a parent may not have enough money to pay for rent or the mortgage.
However, there is hope. If your former spouse has not followed their child support obligations, you can seek back payments. Our law firm can guide you in this process.
If you have not received your allocated child support, attorney Jeffrey Goldblatt can pursue back payments. Contact one of our three New Jersey law offices for a free initial consultation.
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Helping New Jersey Families With Child Custody and Child Support
If your financial resources have changed, you may benefit from revisiting your child support agreement with a lawyer.
Post-Judgment Child Support Modification Reviewing and Changing Child Support Payments
Has there been a serious change in your financial situation or your former spouse's financial situation? This could affect your child support obligations.
Just because a child support plan was fair at the time of the judgment does not mean it will always be the fairest and most accurate plan. Similarly, it is all too common after divorces are completed for one party to not live up to the terms of the divorce. Such matters require the filing of a post-judgment enforcement application.
Your child support case may merit revisiting. Our New Jersey law firm can help you file for the appropriate post-judgment modification after a resolved child support case. We can increase or decrease child support amounts based on current financial realities and the best interests of your child.
Affordable Flat Fees and Free Initial Consultations: Securing the Support Your Family Deserves
Raising a child is costly, especially if one parent neglects to pay child support. No child should have to go without the essentials.
To ease some of this burden, our lawyer, Mr. Goldblatt, offers flat fees based on case type. He also provides free initial consultations. This prevents additional financial challenges as you seek legal counsel from an attorney.