The Parent of Primary Residence (custodial parent) normally will be entitled to receive child support from the other parent.  The amount will depend on several factors including disparity in incomes, cost of medical insurance for the child(ren), the number of overnights each parent has with the child(ren) and whether or not alimony is being paid to one of the parents.

New Jersey uses the Federal Child Support Guidelines to determine the amount of that support, which is calculated using a computer program. By statute the support is paid by wage garnishment and through Probation. In high income families the guidelines may not be applicable and the Court will have discretion to establish a support amount under NJSA 2A:34-23.

Child support is paid until the child(ren) are considered emancipated under our laws.