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Tag Archives: Child Support


Considering Representing Yourself in Your Family Law Matter? Tread Carefully

By John B. D'Alessandro |

The recently-decided case of Grace v. Grace serves as a bit of a cautionary tale about why representing yourself in your family law matter might not end up saving you money. Jennifer and Gary Grace had a son in 1998, and divorced in 2001. A 2012 review of Gary’s child support obligations by the… Read More »

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Change in Child Support Law Would Lead to Automatic Termination of Support

By John B. D'Alessandro |

A recently-passed New Jersey Senate bill would give a default termination date for child support paid in New Jersey. The bill, passed on July 23 by the senate, would set 19 as the default age by which child support payments would no longer be due, without some special circumstances that would cause the payments… Read More »

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Emancipation, Adoption, Child Support… This Case Has Everything

By John B. D'Alessandro |

When does a child become emancipated, meaning that he or she is all grown up and no longer dependent on his or her parents for support? This question can be especially relevant where a divorced parent is paying child support. The issue was discussed in just such a case recently decided by the Superior… Read More »

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“Owing Support” is Not the Same as Being “Delinquent” for the Purposes of New Jersey Deadbeat Parent Law

By John B. D'Alessandro |

A New Jersey court recently had occasion to decide an issue regarding a state law allowing the state to report people in arrears on their child support payments to credit reporting agencies. The court in Cameron v. Cameron decided that the law applies in cases where a parent has failed to comply with an… Read More »


New Jersey Court Orders Hearing on Ex-Husband’s Motion to Modify Support

By John B. D'Alessandro |

On March Sixth, the New Jersey appeals court decided in a post-divorce case that the ex-husband was entitled to a hearing on his motion to modify alimony and child support, despite repeatedly being denied by the trial judge. By the time the appellate court ordered the hearing, the lower court had already denied his… Read More »

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