Category Archives: Child Support

Why Parents Seek a Child Support Modification

While the average nationwide child support payment is $430 per month, it is usually much higher in New Jersey due to the higher cost of living. In some cases, that may be too little or too much based on changes in the parents’ finances. Here is some information on when one parent could request a…

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What Are Child Support Payments Used For?

What Are Child Support Payments Used For? In 2015, the average amount of child support due from a paying parent was $5,760 annually. For both of the parents, the check is a very significant item in their financial lives. Naturally, each will have questions about this payment since it takes on great importance. Lawyers Are…

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Is COVID-19 Making It More Expensive to Raise a Family?

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Cost of Raising a Child and the Need For a Family Lawyer During the COVID-19 pandemic, 60% of parents report that they do not have any outside help for child care. This and other pandemic-related problems are leading to all sorts of financial challenges. Understanding how the pandemic is affecting…

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Are the Effects of COVID a Reason to Stop Paying Child Support?
Can You Stop Paying Child Support Due to COVID-19? If you are one of the 7 million Americans with a child support agreement or order, you may be wondering how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect it. The economic effects of the pandemic have made it quite tricky for some parents to be able to afford... Read More
Jeralyn Lawrence on NJ State Bar Panel

As part of the New Jersey State Bar Association Institute of Legal Education’s 2020 Summer CLEfest Webcast Series, Jeralyn Lawrence was among a panel of distinguished speakers and judges on August 13, 2020 that were speaking today on two key issues in Family Law in New Jersey today titled “Calculating the Marital Lifestyle: The Domino…

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Jeralyn Lawrence Answers on NJ.com

Can I get my child’s father to pay back child support from his pension? Good question. See how Jeralyn Lawrence answers it here …https://1l.ink/3R68MBH

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