Monmouth County Child Support Lawyer
"Hi, I'm Monmouth County New Jersey Child Support Attorney Steve
Kaplan. If you are having child support-related issues, then you have
come to the right place.
Remember that whether you have a
Pendente Lite (ie, prior to the divorce hearing) situation or a post-judgment case, the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines have
existed for decades and apply to most child-support cases in New Jersey.
They apply to most families in New Jersey.
The basic concept of using child support guidelines is that both parents'
actual incomes or expected incomes are entered into a computer program,
along with the number and ages of the children, the anticipated amount
of time that the children are expected to spend overnight with each parent,
and other factors.
The concept is that by entering similar data from similar counties into
a computer program, the judiciary is able to create a system whereby children
in all of New Jersey's 21 counties are treated equally.
Prior to the child support guidelines, child support would often be determined
by the particular sensitivities of the judge hearing the case. Similar
cases in different counties were often decided quite differently simply
because they were heard by different judges. One of the purposes of the
guidelines was to put an end to this seemingly unfair reality.
High income cases, which we call “above-guidelines cases”,
are treated differently. There is a statutory formula that governs the
factors that a particular judge must look to in determining what a fair
and reasonable amount of child support in a given above-guidelines situation
For routine situations, it may not be necessary to have a lawyer handle
your child support case if both parents are W-2 employees. However, child
support issues aren’t always black and white. Parents may not understand
how to tackle a particular child support issue or may not know the best
way to best argue for more child support. Monmouth County divorce lawyers
like Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. can assist you in your case and protect your
best interests concerning child support.
I would be happy to speak with you about your child support case. Call
me at 732-845-9010 or
email me here."