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7 Helpful Tips for Negotiating a Child Support Agreement
In New Jersey there are certain guidelines that govern the amount of child support a non-custodial parent must pay to their former spouse. While this is certainly the norm, there are certain situations and scenarios in which a couple might deviate from the guidelines and a different amount of support may be agreed upon. Mediation is extremely beneficial in these types of situations, as it allows the opportunity for both parties to openly discuss the needs of the children and reach a child support agreement that they can both feel comfortable with. The important thing to remember is that even though one of you may be writing a check to the other party, you’re both paying child support as the amount of that check does not cover 100% of the children’s expenses!
That being said, here are 7 helpful tips for negotiating a child support agreement.
Divorce can be a complicated process, particularly when there are children involved. Part of responsible co-parenting involves negotiating a child support agreement which meets the needs of your family, and that both parties are comfortable with. Mediation can help you navigate through this process and come together in a way that focuses on the children, who are the most important factor.
To file for divorce in New Jersey under no-fault grounds, the couple must have been living separate and apart in different residences for at least 18 consecutive months. There must be no hope of reconciliation in the marriage.
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Author: Mary L. Boland, Attorney at Law
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