Debt to Society and to Children

A child support obligation is subject to review by a court when there is a change in the obligor’s financial circumstances. One may be surprised to learn, however, that this is true even when the change in financial circumstances is self-created by an obligor committing a crime that results in a prison sentence. If an … Continue reading “Debt to Society and to Children”

Will the emancipation statute affect New Jersey child support?

Recently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that is commonly referred to as the emancipation statute. This new statute may have a significant impact on when and how your child support order will terminate. Due to the effects it may have on your situation, it behooves you to understand the changes … Continue reading “Will the emancipation statute affect New Jersey child support?”

Life Insurance: Why? How Much? What Kind?

by: Ronald G. Lieberman, Esquire Life insurance is needed to secure payments of alimony, child support, and even payouts of equitable distribution following a divorce. The need for it is clear, along with the need for cash flow to pay the premiums. But, questions about the amount and types of coverage should be a common … Continue reading “Life Insurance: Why? How Much? What Kind?”

Cooper Levenson Expands Family Law with New Partner Ronald G. Lieberman

Ronald G. Lieberman, certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, has joined Cooper Levenson as a partner in the family/matrimonial department. Lieberman is based in the firm’s Cherry Hill office. He will continue to practice in all areas of family/matrimonial law, including divorce, child custody, domestic violence, child support, … Continue reading “Cooper Levenson Expands Family Law with New Partner Ronald G. Lieberman”

How is child support enforced in New Jersey?

If you and your child’s other parent are raising your child apart, a New Jersey family law court may have granted you a child support award. Should your child’s other parent fail to make his or her payments, it may make it place an unnecessary burden on you, and affect your ability to care and … Continue reading “How is child support enforced in New Jersey?”

Understanding your options for enforcing child support

Child support payments are awarded to enable a custodial parent to afford the basics for a child: food, shelter and clothing. At Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, we know how frustrating it can be when a non-custodial parent is delinquent in making those payments. Fortunately, you do have legal options for ensuring that the other … Continue reading “Understanding your options for enforcing child support”

Understanding how New Jersey determines child support payments

When you are trying to determine custody arrangements, you will likely also tackle the topic of child support. At Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, we have a firm understanding of how New Jersey determines these payment amounts and strive to help families reach a solution that is in the best interest of the children involved. … Continue reading “Understanding how New Jersey determines child support payments”

Low-income fathers want to contribute to children, study suggests

Life can be difficult for single parents in today’s economy. In New Jersey as with most states, the parent who has the lesser amount of physical custody is generally the one who pays child support to the custodial parent. In most cases, the parent who pays child support is the father. Sometimes fathers have a … Continue reading “Low-income fathers want to contribute to children, study suggests”

Case shows how legal emancipation affects child support obligations

When it comes to child support, most people believe that a parent’s obligations end when the child reaches the age of 18, as they are then viewed as adults in the eyes of the law. The reality, however, is somewhat different. Indeed, the law here in New Jersey dictates that in the absence of legal … Continue reading “Case shows how legal emancipation affects child support obligations”