In New Jersey, a parent can seek child support by filing an application. An application for child support is obtained from the Ocean County Board of Social Services, Probation Division, or Family Court. It usually takes 90 days or less to establish a support order. Usually, payments will begin approximately two weeks after the support order is entered.
If the non-custodial parent refuses to pay child support or fails to keep up with his obligations, there are several steps that courts may take. If the non-custodial parent is employed, the court may require that his employer make deductions from his paycheck. The due amount may also be subtracted from the non-custodial parent’s tax return, or lottery winnings. Finally, the court may execute on the non-custodial parent’s property, such as his car, home, or bank account. The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca offer a variety of family law counseling and services, including negotiating child support arrangements.
Lacey Township Divorce Mediation Services
For most spouses, divorce can be an extremely stressful process. Many wish to avoid the courtroom as much as possible. The mediation process allows the parties involved to meet outside the courtroom, before an impartial mediator. Contentious issues such as child custody or spousal support can be settled through mediation. Fighting out divorce issues in court can often be a lengthy and expensive process. Mediation offers spouses the chance to settle marital issues quickly, inexpensively, and privately.
A mediator is a fair, impartial, and neutral representative who oversees the mediation process. The mediator does not side with either of the parties, and has no personal interest in the outcome of the mediation. Instead, he works to explain the mediation process, define the issues at stake, and help both parties work towards a fair solution. Vincent C. DeLuca, Esq. is certified as an economic mediator by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and can assist in all mediation issues.
Lacey Township Alimony Lawyer
Alimony (also called spousal support in New Jersey) is the legal obligation of one spouse to pay money to the other in concert with a divorce or separation. Alimony payments may continue for a limited duration until a spouse becomes financially independent, or may be permanent.
Courts will consider a variety of factors in determining the amount of alimony owed. These factors include the wealth and ability of each party to pay, the duration of the marriage, each party’s earning capacity, and the contributions of each spouse towards the marriage. Alimony payments may be modified if a spouse can show that changed circumstances have made it sufficiently difficult to continue payments at the current amount. The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca are experienced in wide variety of family law matters, and can help with alimony issues.
Call the Experienced Family Lawyers of Villani & DeLuca, P.C.
The law firm of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. has a significant amount of experience assisting clients with family issues in Lacey Township. Call 732-965-3350 today for a free initial consultation to discuss your issue with a Villani & DeLuca divorce attorney.