A New Jersey judge recently ruled that children with amazing talents must be supported by their parents to be allowed to pursue their dreams. The ruling came as a well spoken, passionate 13 year old pleaded successfully that she be allowed to continue her vocal lessons. She has already found success in her school and community performing for Broadway style shows. And with this ruling, child support payments just became more costly for parents in New Jersey.
This ruling comes as a departure to a previous ruling in New Jersey which stated extra curriculars such as gymnastics and sports, need to be covered under basic child support. The parents, who combined make $56,000 a year, will now need to pay an extra $250 a year in child support payments.
As laws continue to change around the country, whether it’s New Jersey or California or Texas, parents must begin to find ways to meet these new challenges. SupportPay not only helps with tracking and managing child support, but also with legal assistance. Cases such as these can and often do have an impact on the amount of child support owed, and it’s important to be following the latest legal changes in order to meet your commitments.
We encourage you to contact us regarding our extensive family law network, where we have a team of experts at the ready who can assist with your child support legal needs.
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