Addressing Imputed Income in NJ Child Support Cases

February 3, 2024

Imputed Income is Assigned by Family Courts to Non-Custodial Parents to Ensure They Fulfill Child Support Responsibilities Despite Unemployment or Underemployment. When a couple with a family divorces in New Jersey, the family court is focused on ensuring that the children’s needs will be met financially. Child support is the means through which non-custodial spouses are held accountable for contributing to expenses related to their children’s food, housing, medical, and educational expenses. Most parents work hard to make ends meet […]

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Legal Perspectives on Gifted Children’s Child Support in New Jersey

January 18, 2024

Recent New Jersey Court Rulings Address the Financial Support Considerations for Nurturing the Talents of Gifted Children in West Orange, Montclair, Ridgewood, Franklin Lakes, and Northern New Jersey Every parent wants to believe that their child is gifted in some way. Whether reading at an early age or scoring goals on the soccer field, every child is a star in their parent’s eyes. But some children go above, and beyond the standard abilities one would expect from someone their age.  […]

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Inflation Challenges and Child Support Modifications

January 13, 2024

Inflation Reduces the Purchasing Power of Fixed Child Support Amounts, Making It Harder to Cover Everyday Expenses and Activities Crucial for Maintaining Children’s Lifestyles Inflation is an economic condition marked by rising prices, specifically, goods and services growing more expensive than in previous years. The Consumer Price Index measures price increases over a set period. By reviewing prices consumers pay for ordinary goods and services compared to other years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates inflation rates. Ultimately, inflation means […]

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Child Support Amidst the Challenges of Holiday Gift-Giving

December 30, 2023

While It Might Be Tempting to Use Child Support for Gifts, It Is Important to Keep in Mind That These Payments are Specifically Allocated for the Everyday Needs of the Children Every parent knows that there are a few key times of the year that being a parent is extra expensive, with the back-to-school and holiday seasons topping the list. On Christmas, Hanukkah, and other special holidays, it warms a parent’s heart to see the joy in their children’s eyes […]

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The Role of Constructive Trusts in Family Law Matters

September 29, 2023

Constructive Trusts as a Way to Secure Family Law Financial Obligations Such as Child Support or Alimony in Wayne, Clifton, Woodland Park, Montclair, West Orange, and New Jersey A constructive trust, or Callahan trust, is a court-created legal construct requiring one who holds property through unjust or illegal means, such as theft, fraud, or mistake, to maintain it until it is returned to its rightful owner. It is not an actual trust with a trustee but a legal fiction to […]

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