New Jersey Child Support Lawyer
As parents, we hope to give our children guidance and support. This hope does not change if you choose to go through a divorce. If you and your spouse no longer wish to be together, you may be worried for your children. This can be a confusing time for them and you don’t want their lives to change drastically. New Jersey child support lawyer Bart Lombardo will be there to guide you and your family through this legal process.
When splitting up with your spouse, you have much to consider. On top of the challenges of mediating or litigating a divorce, you have to think about child support and child custody. This can make the legal process much longer and, if you and your spouse have a hard time coming to an agreement, this can become a pricey process.
Choosing the Right Lawyer for Your Case
You will know an attorney is right for you if you can get along with them, you trust them, and they make themselves available to you when you need them. Child support is not necessarily going to be a one and done kind of thing. You may be dealing with litigation for some time and require help along the way. Therefore, an attorney who you could spend possibly years together dealing with child support will be someone who you like as a person and who you trust as a professional. New Jersey child support lawyer Bart Lombardo will be there to answer your questions. You won’t get shirked onto a receptionist or paralegal. You can reach him when you call the office.
Obstacles with Child Support
The first challenge that your lawyer will help you handle is the initial phase of calculating child support. This is something that is calculated by a program. It will differ based on your income, the number of children in your household, as well as the other party’s income. All of that gets put into the program and it spits out a number. This is not necessarily the final number. There can be petitions if one party is unhappy with the agreement. This program is not without its flaws. There are variables that it does not necessarily take into place such as vacations, sports, specialized medical needs, etc. All of this will be considered before a decision is reached.
Who the payments go to is another consideration. You must first decide who the custodial parent will be, which is decided during its own phase of a divorce and possibly requires further litigation. Once that is decided, the custodial parent will be the one who receives the payments. The other party will be responsible for making the payments.
Past that, you can seek to modify these payments down the road. If your spouse gets a promotion, or you lose your job, you are going to need to go back to your lawyer to discuss how to change the child support payments. It will be recalculated and from there, you will have a new payment plan. You may also need to modify or even end child support if the child(ren)’s living situation changes. If they go away to college, move into an apartment, or are emancipated, that will all affect (or end) child support.
A huge part of a lawyer’s job is making sure that their client receives payments. An experienced New Jersey child support lawyer will know exactly how to enforce the payments of child support if you are not receiving them. Bart Lombardo realizes that this is a very stressful situation and it can put a strain on your life while you are waiting for your spouse to make a payment. He will work hard to get you your payments.
Mediating Child Support
Because this is such a hard situation for the whole family, you may be wondering how you can make child support easier for everyone involved. If you are in a situation where you and your spouse can amicably sit down with one another, you can consider the idea of mediation. This path can save you a lot of stress, time, and money. There are times when litigation is inevitable, but you may be able to make mediation work. It is a great option if you have the ability to work harmoniously with your spouse. If not that, at least being civil with one another is enough.
Contact Our New Jersey Child Support Lawyer Today
New Jersey child support lawyer Bart Lombardo is a caring and dedicated attorney. He has a decade of experience helping the families of those who have chosen to seek divorce and he cares about getting you the best outcome for your family. If you would like a New Jersey child support lawyer who you can trust and build a relationship with, please contact our office today. We would be glad to take your call and set up a consultation with Bart Lombardo.