Answering Your Questions Concerning New Jersey's Emancipation Laws

Most people may think that their child support obligations end once the child reaches the age of 18. While this is true in most states across the country, there are some unique differences in New Jersey's child support laws.

In New Jersey, child support obligations may persist after the child turns 18. In fact, these payments may still be required while the child is in college or grad school. There is no specific time period where support will come to a natural conclusion. Bringing an end to child support in New Jersey requires that the parent paying support demonstrate that the child is independent and self-sufficient, which can be a difficult task.

At our law firm, The Law Offices of David T. Garnes, LLC, we help parents who are looking to end their support in proceedings that show that the child has become emancipated. Proving that the child is self-sufficient can be difficult, and the other parent may contest your allegations.

Careful Analysis Of The Facts In Your Case

In emancipation matters, the decision of the courts will be based upon a review of the factors present in the case. We explain the issues that the courts will consider, and help you gather evidence that proves that the child is able to live independently.

Our founding lawyer, David T. Garnes, has handled a number of emancipation cases in New Jersey courts. He knows the factors that the courts will consider when deciding your request to continue or end child support payments. David has 15 years of experience representing clients in family law matters, and has a deep understanding of the issues that often arise in these types of cases.

A Trusted Advocate For You And Your Family

To schedule an appointment with our experienced emancipation of a minor attorney, contact our Cherry Hill office at 856-324-4593 or by sending us an email. Se habla español. Evening and weekend appointments are available, and flexible payment plans are also offered.