When Can I Stop Paying Child Support in New Jersey?

If you are wondering when child support payments will end in New Jersey, continue reading. For assistance with any family law matters including child support, reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorney. Our legal team is prepared to assist you, no matter the circumstances. Give our firm a call today to get started with our team. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation. Here are some questions you may have regarding child support payments in New Jersey:

How do New Jersey courts determine child support agreements?

When a court determines child support agreements in New Jersey, they will first consider the best interest of the child as well as the following factors:

  • Your child’s age
  • You and your spouse’s age and health
  • You and your spouse’s yearly salary
  • The number of children you have living in your household
  • Whether your child plans on receiving higher education
  • Whether your child has a regular income
  • Whether your child has special needs
  • Any other factor that the court deems relevant

When can I stop paying child support in New Jersey?

When a child reaches the age of 19 they will no longer be entitled to child support payments in New Jersey. However, there are some circumstances where parents can request an extension on the support. Parents of children receiving higher education may request an extension on the child support payments until they reach the age of 23. Parents may also request an extension on child support payments if their child has special needs, depending on the needs.

What other circumstances allow a child to have the right to emancipate themselves?

The following circumstances will allow a child to have the legal right to emancipate themselves in New Jersey:

  • They joined or are joining the military
  • They are married
  • They are no longer living with either parent
  • They are financially independent and have a full-time job
  • They are pregnant or has children of their own

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