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When Can I Stop Paying Child Support in New Jersey?

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When Can I Stop Paying Child Support in New Jersey?

To learn the age that child support payments typically end in New Jersey, continue reading and reach out to our experienced family law attorney for guidance. Our legal team can assist you with any family law matters you may have. If you have any further questions about your specific child support payments, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and contact our firm today. Here are some questions you may have regarding child support in New Jersey:

How do New Jersey courts determine child support agreements?

New Jersey courts will first and foremost consider the best interest of the child when making a determination regarding child support agreements. To come to a conclusion, they will also consider the following factors:

  • Your child’s age
  • You and your spouse’s age and health
  • You and your spouse’s yearly salary
  • The number of children you have living in your household
  • Whether your child plans on receiving higher education
  • Whether your child has a regular income
  • Whether your child has special needs
  • Any other factor that the court deems relevant

When can I stop paying child support in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, when a child reaches the age of 19, they will no longer be entitled to child support payments. However, parents can request an extension of child support in certain circumstances. Parents may request an extension on child support payments if their child has special needs, depending on the needs. Parents of children receiving higher education may request an extension on the child support payments until they reach the age of 23.

What other circumstances allow a child to have the right to emancipate themselves?

A child will have the legal right to emancipate themselves if they fit the following life circumstances:

  • They are married
  • They are no longer living with either parent
  • They joined or are joining the military
  • They are financially independent and have a full-time job
  • They are pregnant or has children of their own

If you have any further questions regarding child support and when to stop payments or request an extension on support, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorney. The legal team at Ross and Calandrillo, LLC is prepared to assist you, no matter the circumstances of your family law matters. We want each of our clients to find peace of mind knowing their legal matters are in good hands. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, give our firm a call to schedule your initial consultation.

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