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Passaic County Child Support Lawyers Win Retroactive Emancipation Motion

Passaic County Child Support Lawyers Win Retroactive Emancipation Motion 

The firm was hired by a client in 2015 to file for retroactive emancipation way back to 2010.  We filed an aggressive motion and we were able to resolve the case so that the child was emancipated back to the year we requested.  In addition, the client’s arrears were vacated the probation closed the account.  We have an office in Clifton that is easy to reach from anywhere in Passiac County, so if you need help dealing with emancipation, arrears or any child support issue, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss.

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Jersey City Child Support Lawyers Win Retroactive Emancipation Motion in Hudson County

Jersey City Child Support Lawyers Win Retroactive Emancipation Motion in Hudson County

In this case, the client hired the firm for an emancipation motion out of Hudson County.  Although the motion was filed in 2015, he was asking for retroactive emancipation back to 2012.  We filed a hard-hitting motion with the court which was granted.  Our Jersey City child support attorneys can help you with any child support motion in Hudson County. Call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss.

Camden County Emancipation Lawyers Win Motion For Client

Camden County Emancipation Lawyers Win Motion For Client

Recently, the firm helped a client emancipate two of this children.  Both were over 18 and at least one probably should have been emancipated quite some time ago.  We filed a motion to emancipate both of them.  The Court granted the motion as to both children.  As a result, the client’s child support obligation was completely terminated.

Our Camden County child support lawyers have an office in Cherry Hill, right off of Route 70.  We are easy to reach from anywhere in Camden County.  If you need help with your emancipation case, call us at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your case with us.

Union County Child Support Lawyers Helps Client Emancipate 3 Children at Once

Union County Child Support Lawyers

Ruben P.

In this case, our child support lawyers were faced with having to emancipate the client’s three children. While only one motion is filed, its as if you have filed three emancipation motions because each child is treated separately. Even thought the other side opposed our motion, we were successful in getting all three children emancipated. What’s more is that the court ordered the Probation Department to return all of the money in their account to the client.

Sussex County Child Support Lawyer Wins Emancipation Motion, Arrears Payment Reduced

Sussex County Child Support Lawyer

S.B.

In this case, the client was looking to emancipate his child who had yet to graduate college. This is always a difficult case because you don’t know if the child is going to graduate on time or if the other side will push for more child support for years to come. Not only did our lawyers win the child support motion but we were able to help the client reduce his arrears payment. Even after the emancipation he had some arrears left and his payment after emancipation to pay down the arrears was set at only $10 per week!

 

Gloucester County Child Support Lawyer Wins Emancipation Motion

Gloucester County Child Support Lawyer

Mark O.

This isn’t an emancipation motion, it is a war. Our lawyers have represented the client in numerous motions against the other parent. In fact, one motion ended with the court ordering the other side to pay our counsel fees. The client has three children and our lawyers were successful in emancipating the oldest child. In addition, we also set up emancipation events for the other two children. This case shows that while most of these motions are fairly painless, they sometimes turn into huge battles. Our battle tested lawyers stand ready to fight for our clients against any opposition.

Cumberland County Child Support Lawyer Helps Client Emancipate Child Who is Still in High School

Cumberland County Child Support Lawyer

Kenneth B.

 

This was a tough case because the child was still in high school and even when she graduated, she would be 17 years old. So, besides not being sure if the child was going to college, the client’s emancipation motion was rather premature. Nevertheless, he still filed it and had a court date that he set up by himself. A few weeks before his emancipation was heard, he hired out Cumberland County Child Support Attorneys. We fixed his motion papers and went to court ready for a battle. Our attorneys successfully got a court order that emancipated the child as of her 18th birthday. Since court’s don’t like to issue advisory opinions, this was a great victory because the client doesn’t have to come back to court after the child turns 18.

 

Warren County Child Support Lawyer Helps Client Emancipate Three Children At Once

Warren County Child Support Lawyer

Michael G.

 

This client was looking to emancipate three of his children, including one who had not graduated high school yet. That is always a gamble because courts do not like to issue advisory orders. That is, courts usually make you wait until the event has actually occurred since anything can happen between now and then. That would have forced the client to file two motions. Thankfully our child support attorneys were successful and the all three of the client’s children were emancipated including the child who didn’t even graduate high school yet. With that child, the court set the date of high school graduation as the emancipation date.

Atlantic County Child Support Lawyer Helps Client End Child Support

Atlantic County Child Support Lawyer

John P.

 

Our lawyers represented the client twice. As we have said before, you sometimes have to file two motions to terminate child support. One set its up and the second gets it done. That’s exactly what happened here. We filed a motion to emancipate the child but it was not successful. We did however set the case up for victory. A year later, we filed another motion and this time, we won the case.

Camden County Child Support Lawyer Helps Client Save Thousands of Dollars

Camden County Child Support Lawyer

James D.

 

In this case, our client went to court several years ago without a lawyer and his child support was very high. When the other side filed another child support motion, he made the right choice by hiring a lawyer this time. When we got to court, our lawyers fought hard to get the child support reduced to as low as possible. In the end, the client will wind up saving thousands of dollars per year.

Monmouth County Alimony Reduction Lawyers help client save $150,000 in support payments

M.G.

Monmouth County Superior Court

This case had been going on for about 12 years in one form or another. The client had filed a motion to reduce his alimony payments.  The current litigation actually goes back to 2006 so its been six straight years of litigation.  Our Monmouth County Alimony Lawyers were about the fifth law firm on the case.  Some lawyers get scared of such cases but our Monmouth County Lawyers understand that it sometimes takes a while to find the right lawyer.  We fought hard for the client and the ex-wife had a lawyer from a big law firm representing her.  After months of extensive litigation, the case went to trial.

The trial lasted for several days and it involved a number of witnesses, voluminous exhibits, an expert witness and a whole host of other issues that made the case quite complex.  In fact, it took the judge months to issue a decision.  In the end, we were successful.  Our lawyers were able to show that our client’s income had decreased and that he was entitled to a reduction in his alimony payments.  As a result, the client’s alimony was reduced all the way back to 2006.  This saved the client $150,000 in alimony payments.

How can our Monmouth County Alimony Lawyers help you?

Arrears vacated in Passaic County Child Support Case

Our Passaic County Child Support Lawyers were able to secure another huge victory for a client.  In this case, the client racked up a large amount of arrears due to his child support obligation.  Our lawyers first had to find the other side’s address so that we could serve her with the emancipation motion.  This proved difficult but due to the skilled efforts of our lawyers, we were able to locate the address without having to hire a private investigator.  After receiving our motion for emancipation, the other side hired a lawyer to contest the emancipation date.  This was very important because the client had a warrant out for his arrest due the failure to pay child support.  The case went to court and by the time we left, our NJ emancipation lawyers secured an order that terminated his child support obligation, vacated his arrears and vacated his bench warrant.  In other words, it was a total victory.
Thus, even though the other side claimed that the child’s drug problems prevented emancipation, we were still able to over these arguments.

Essex County Child Support Attorneys Help Client Emancipate Child

Our Essex County Child Support Attorneys are pleased to announce that we have helped yet another client emancipate a child for a client that had tried and failed in the past.  Our client had filed an emancipation motion pro se but like many, he could not be successful especially because the other side would dodge service.  Our lawyers fought hard and we were able to secure an order that retroactively emancipated the child years prior.  We also were able to get the client’s child support motion reduced for his other child.  As a result, he will not have a child support payment for about 18 months.  Needless to say, this was a huge victory.

Burlington County Child Support Lawyers help client win motion

-Bennet L.

Client filed a motion to emancipate his child which was met by a cross motion seeking a ton of money in stock and other assets from the client.  He then hired our firm to take care of the cross motion.  Jef filed a response which hit back hard at the cross motion.  As a result, the Court sided with Jef and the client was very happy with the final order.

Burlington County Child Support Lawyers

Mercer County Child Support Lawyers help client reduce his child support obligation

-Steven M.

Client was choking due to amount of child support he had to pay in addition to having to support his new children with his current wife.  Jef was able to get one of his children emancipated which reduced his child support.  However, Jef also was able to further reduce his child support to account for the support that he has to provide to his other children.

Mercer County Child Support Lawyers

Somerset County Child Support Lawyers help client wipe out $60,000 worth of arrears

-Donald S.

Between college expenses and child support, client had built up over $60,000 worth of arrears. Jef filed a motion with the court to vacate all of his arrears and emancipate his children. The court issued a “tentative decision” which indicated that the motion was partly granted. The two children would be emancipated but the client would still have arrears of $15,000. With $45,000 worth of arrears wiped out, some would call that a win. However, Jef  would accept nothing short of a zero arrears figure. Jef appeared for oral argument and fought hard against both the judge and the other attorney. Even though most tentative decisions are never changed, the court sided with Jef and the client was held not responsible for any debt.  This is what we mean when we say that our New Jersey child support attorneys will fight for you!
Somerset County child support attorneys

Hudson County Child Support Lawyers help client defeat motion for an increase in child support

-David O.

Client was facing a motion for an increase in child support.  We showed the court that the motion was baseless.  As a result it was denied completely.  Thus, just because a child support motion is filed in court does not mean that the court will actually grant the motion. If the motion is baseless, your lawyer has to argue that and fight against it.
Hudson County Child Support Lawyers

Morris County Child Support Lawyer helps client avoid paying child support for many years

-Reynaldo M.  Client was facing a motion for child support from a child he never met.  The child was 12 and he had no idea it was his.  The mother was looking for child support from birth to now and in the future.  After almost a year of litigation, Jef shut down the entire motion so that the client did not have to pay one cent in child support, either now or later.  While the case took a while to fight, the client was very happy with the result.
Morris County Child Support Attorney

Middlesex County College Expenses Lawyer helps client get his child support terminated

-Tim S.

Client’s daughter clearly saw him as a wallet.  In fact, she told him so in a sarcastic greeting card.  As a result, Jef fought hard to get the child emancipated.  It was a very tough case involving a number of issues, including Gac issues.  After months of fighting, Jef worked out an agreement that emancipated the child even though she was still in school in exchange for a lump sum payment to the mother.  This settlement saved the client a ton of money in child support, college expenses and legal fees.

Middlesex County College Expenses Lawyer

Essex County Emancipation Lawyer helps client show that child is not in college full time

-Guillermo A.

Client was a truck driver in California who grew estranged from his daughter who lived in New Jersey. As a result, he had little information about her current education status. Jef launched an investigation and filed several subpoenas. Jef found out that his daughter indicated that she was married. In addition, Jef found out what college she was attending and that she would register for full credits but drop or fail almost all of them.  Jef showed the court that she was really going to school part time, so she was emancipated. Because the emancipation was made retroactive, the client was actually owed approximately $15,000 from the other party.
Essex County Emancipation Lawyer

Passaic County Emancipation Lawyer helps client defeat emancipation motion

-Yvonne T.  Client’s ex-husband filed a motion to emancipate the parties’ daughter.  He also sought to reduce child support if the court did not emancipate the child.  Jef’s response quickly shut down the motion so that child support remained the same.  The child in this case actually had her own child and yet, we still were able to win the case.
Passaic County Emancipation Lawyer

Ocean County Emancipation Attorney helps client get his child emancipated while she is still in college

-John G.

Client was thinking that the emancipation motion would be a huge battle.  Jef was able to call the mother and get her to agree that the child would be emancipated even though he was still in school.  Jef drafted the consent order and the child was emancipated.  Thus, not every case involves expensive litigation.
Ocean County Emancipation Attorney

Monmouth County Child Support Lawyer shuts down claim that child is too disabled to be emancipated

-Keith W.

Client’s child suffered from severe mental health issues.  As a result, the mother was essentially seeking child support for life.  She fought hard to fight the emancipation but Jef fought even harder.  After months of fighting, the mother finally gave up and threw in the towel.  As a result, the child was emancipated.
Monmouth County Child Support Lawyer

Bergen County Child Support Attorney helps client emancipate child

-E.M.

Client had no contact with the child since birth.  The child was 18 and out of school (or so the client thought).  Jef filed a motion for emancipation but the case was denied because the other side claimed that the child was in school.  Jef filed several subpoenas which showed that this was false.  The motion was refiled and the child was emancipated.  While the case took quite a while to work out, it did not get expensive.

Bergen County Child Support Attorney

DYFS can come after you for child support

My client’s child was placed in a long term care facility because the child had a number of serious issues.  The agreement for placement had a vague provision with regard to who would pay the costs.  My client had no idea that they could come after her at some point.  After the case was closed, the Board of Social Services filed a motion on DYFS’ behalf for my client to pay thousands of dollars per month.  This would have destroyed her financially.  Our team of tough, smart DYFS and Child Support lawyers fought hard for the client and demanded a full trial.  In the end, we were able to get the case dismissed to that my client did not have to pay anything!

If DYFS or the Board of Social Services is going after you for child support in any court in New Jersey, call us today.

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Motion to emanicpate a 17 year old successful in Cape May County

Motions to emancipate a child under 18 years old is rare, but it is certainly not impossible.  If you know anything about New Jersey emancipation law, you probably think its difficult to emancipate a 24 year old half the time, so emancipating a 17 year may seem like fantasy.  However, my team of tough, smart New Jersey emancipation lawyers did just that recently.  Filing aggressive motions helps us get better results.  Thus, when our client wanted us to file a motion to emancipate his 17 year old, we knew we had to bring everything we had and we did.  The other side hired an attorney and fought back hard.  However, the Court found in our favor and emancipated the child as of the date of filing.

If you would like our team of tough, smart Cape May County Child Support Lawyers to help you, call us 24 hours a day.

Long battle to emancipate “disabled” child ends with a win for Union County Child Support Lawyers

Some clients become more than just clients.  Some people you fight for so hard, for so long that you become a big part of their lives.  For one client in Union County, I was more than just another lawyer.  It took us years to battle for another case unrelated to child support.  Eventually it became time to file a motion to emancipate his children.  One child was rather easy since she was older and not in college.  However, the other one was a big problem as the other side claimed that he was so disabled that he could not leave the house.  Along with my team of tough, smart Union County emancipation lawyers, we fought for months on this case.  We forced the other side to prove that the child was emancipated.  We never give up and we never stop fighting.  Eventually, the other side just submitted under the weight of our relentless pursuit of a victory.  With that, my client was done forever.  No more court battles of any kind.  No more lawyers.  It was all over.  For the first time since 1994, my client could rest easy.  This was easily one of my favorite child support cases to work on.

If you have a child support case you need help with, call the Union County Child Support Lawyers 24 hours a day.

 

Motion for college expenses for a 35 year old denied in Ocean County

As a New Jersey lawyer that has handled hundreds of child support motions, you would think that I have seen it all.  However, I am constantly surprised by what I see.  Recently, a friend was served with a motion for college expenses for a 35 year old!  This person was emancipated back in 1999 with an effective date of 1995 and yet the motion was still filed.  Even more amazing is that the other side was able to find an attorney to take this case but in New Jersey, you can find a family law attorney to do just about anything as long as you pay them.  Sadly, my friend needed to hire me to help her.  We crushed their motion and the Court saw through their garbage.  The child was clearly emancipated.

If you are facing a crazy motion, call the team of tough, smart Ocean County Child Support Lawyers today.

Client goes from $50 to $151 per week in child support payments

Huge win today and proof that I don’t just represent one side.  My client has been getting screwed for years.  The other side paid $50 for over 10 years with not one COLA adjustment.  Worse yet, my client was not reimbursed for any medical expenses.  I was able to get the client everything we were looking for and the child support went from $50 per week to $151.  The best part is that it didn’t even cost my client that much money!

If you need help with your child support case, call the Middlesex County Child Support Lawyers today.

Arrears vacated, Child Emancipated, Money Returned

Client recently hired me to emancipate his child and get his money back that the Probation Department took from his tax returns.  We had to move quick because Probation wanted to lock him up for failing to pay.  In the end, the child was emancipated, the money from the tax returns was given back to the client and Probation vacated his arrears so his balance was set at zero.

If you need help with any child support case in New Jersey, call the Monmouth County Child Support Lawyers today.

Child Emancipated, Probation Account Closed

Just a quick note on a recent victory, one of many during “emancipation season”.  This one was great because it was quick and I won the case for under the small retainer that I charged the client.  Not only did he win but he got money back from me!

If you need help, call the team of tough, smart Somerset County Child Support Lawyers today.

Client gets increase in child support due to election win

My client is the mother of two great children.  The father of the children just won an election that will result in a second job and a big increase in his salary.  We filed a motion for an increase in child support and a host of other issues and we not only won, but we got a great result.  The tricky part of this case was that we had to file the motion right away due to some emergent issues.  However, the new position would not start for another month or so after the court date.  Thus, the court may have kicked it and told us to come back in a month when the new position started.  However, I worked it out with the other side to avoid a second court appearance and more expense to my client.  She got the bump in child support and we don’t have to come back to court.

If you need help with a child support motion in any court in New Jersey, call us today to speak to a Hunterdon County Child Support Attorney

Firm kicks off emancipation season with several wins

We are entering what I call “emancipation season” because children will be graduating high school and college within the next few months.  Thus, the calls for emancipation will be  coming in fast and furious from now till about July.  In the past several weeks, we have won several emancipation cases including one last week where I was able to emancipate two children at once for my client which totally ended his child support.

I was also able to work out a case a few weeks before that where I cut down my client’s arrears as a result of the emancipation by over $10,000.  My associate has also had some nice wins too.

If you need help with a child support motion, call us today to speak to an Essex County Child Support Lawyer

Court rules that home-schooled child is emancipated

This was a very interesting case.  My client’s daughter was being home-schooled for years. Even though the child should have been half way through college, she was barely half way through high school.  There is no real case law on this issue so I had to get creative.  The other side really fought hard but I turned their arguments against them.  The case was so hard fought that both sides were arguing up to the day of court with new letters and documents being constantly sent to the court.

Thankfully, common sense prevailed and the child was deemed emancipated.  This was a great win to kick off the new year.

If you want a team of smart, aggressive attorneys to work on your emancipation motion, call today to speak to a Bergen County Child Support Lawyer

Hudson County Child Support Lawyers Help Client Save a Ton of Money

Just finished a case where my client filed a child support motion pro se but wanted me to argue it in court.  After we resolved most of the issues in his favor, I realized that there were some other issues that he did not address in his motion.  In New Jersey, you can only argue what you put in the motion.  Thus, he would have had to hire me to come back to court.  I worked out this other issue for him that will save him tens of thousands of dollars over time.

I also made sure that his child support numbers were correct as the court’s numbers were wrong.  Sometimes clients don’t appreciate your efforts because they don’t even grasp what you’ve done, but he sure did.  At the end of the day, he said, “wow, you are really good”.  That made it all worth it for me.  And no, it has nothing to do with my ego.  I went the extra mile for him by working out issues he wasn’t even asking for and he realized that and was thankful for it.  For me, that is what it is all about.

If you want our help with your child support matter, call the team of tough, smart Hudson County Child Support Lawyers today.

Having a baby does not emancipate adult child

Just won a case last week for a great client.  The father of her child tried to emancipate her  just because the child had a baby.  However, the child still lived at home and was being supported  by my client.  The court agreed with us and found that a child having a baby has nothing to do with regard to whether or not the child has moved beyond the sphere of influence of the parents.  So, we won the case fairly easily.

If you want an attorney that will back down to no one, call the team of tough, smart Morris County Child Support Lawyers today.

Court staff advocates for pro se litigant

This happened to me this week.  I was representing  a client who was trying to fight an increase in child support.  As he never married the mother of the child, the case was under the FD docket.  The FM docket is for divorces and post-divorce cases.  Most people who have FD cases do not have attorneys whereas most people with FM cases do.  Thus, it is rare for two attorneys to be on an FD case.

Because most people with FD cases are pro se, they would clog up the court system if all of their cases went before a judge, or so the thinking goes.  Thus, the court staff tries to resolve the cases without the case going in front of a judge.  There was another issue in the case and after I discussed it with the court staff, I reminded them that there was still an issue of child support.  The woman I was dealing with told me that child support is based upon the income of both parties.  Needless to say, I was shocked at this incredible revelation.

After assuring her that I did not land from Mars yesterday, I explained that the pro se Plaintiff’s motion was not properly before the court because there were no changed circumstances.  She then said that moving from one state to New Jersey is changed circumstances.  I said that I would object to that argument as there is no law to support it and it was not included in her moving papers.  She then said that pro se litigants are granted lee way when it comes to the court rules. I reminded her that this is improper and asked her if she was the plaintiff’s lawyer now?  She didn’t know how to respond to that so she left to speak with the judge.

When she came back, she said that I was correct (of course) and that the child support would not be increased.   What if I wasn’t there?  This is just a small example of how crazy our system can be when you don’t have a good lawyer in court with you.

Our Burlington County Child Support Lawyers can help you with any child support motion in any court.  Call us right now to discuss your case.

Going it alone may have costed client over $20,000

Client came in my office today and I really felt bad for him.  He has been handling his child support  cases for years by himself with no success.  He should have filed a motion to reduce his child support when his older child was away at college but did not to so.  He also botched his motion to reduce his child support when he was unemployed.  As a result, his arrears swelled to over $27,000.

He then filed a motion to emancipate his older child which was denied even though his ex-wife did not oppose it!   He also failed to file a motion to reduce his child support with regard to his younger child being away at college.

While I can help him reduce most of his arrears, I can’t make all of it go away.  If he would have worked with an attorney in the beginning, he would have likely never had an arrears problem.  For only a few thousand dollars, he could have saved $30,000 or more.

Don’t let this happen to you, call the team of tough, smart Cumberland County Child Support Lawyers today to discuss your case.