Child Support Enforcement Order
When two parents are no longer married or have any sort of relationship, one parent may be granted the role of custodial parent, while the other parent may be the non-custodial parent. Non-custodial parents may be ordered to make child support payments that can help the custodial parent in caring for the child. Child support payments go towards feeding the child, housing the child, making sure the child has clothing, etc. New Jersey takes child support payments very seriously and if the noncustodial parent fails to make these payments, they may find themselves in trouble.
The state of New Jersey, along with many other states throughout the country, has a Child Support Enforcement Unit. If a parent fails to make child support payments to the custodial parent, they may have their wages garnished, not be able to collect lottery winnings, not be able to obtain a passport and may even go as far as to issue a warrant for that parent’s arrest. It is imperative that if you have been ordered to pay child support, you pay that support on time and in full. If not, there are a number of various repercussions and you are better off just paying them. If your circumstances changed and are wondering if you can arrange to have your payments reduced, you should request a modification through the court. You must not just stop making your payments, otherwise, you will be in trouble.
If you have questions about making child support payments in New Jersey, contact an experienced family law attorney who can provide you with assistance today.
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