In a perfect world, no one would have to deal with divorce, custody issues, or child support, but alas, the world is far from perfect and when we do find ourselves tangled up in a family law issue, the stakes are particularly high when it deals with the most important people in our lives – our kids. That means it’s important to get our questions answered, clear up misconceptions, and learn all the facts, especially when we’re talking about child support.
The experienced attorneys at the Family Law Group at Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP are experts in the field and here to help. While many parents are under the impression that child support automatically terminates when a child reaches the age of 18, in New Jersey, there is no automatic termination at age 18. Child support ends at the age of 19 but can continue up to age 23 if the child is still in high school, attending post-secondary school, or is disabled. If your child is 18 and financially independent, a request can be made to terminate child support based upon the child’s “emancipation”.
The Family Law Group can provide more information on child support as well as provide help with divorce proceedings, post-divorce disputes, custody and parenting time issues, alimony determinations, pre-nuptial agreements, and domestic violence proceedings.
Based in Saddle Brook, the practice represents families in and around Bergen County and throughout New Jersey and is comprised not just of extraordinary attorneys, but – perhaps just as important – five fellow Bergen Mamas (and one papa, too!) with 13 kids between them. So yes, they understand what it means to be a parent and will provide both fierce advocacy while also delivering compassionate representation for you and what matters most ... your children.