Child support arrears in New Jersey can quickly spin out of control. The best way to reduce your child support arrears is to stop them from increasing. First, you need to make sure that your child support figure is as low as possible. This way you are not increasing your arrears and thus compounding your problem. Second and related to the first, you need as much money to pay down you arrears if you choose to do that.
Of course, none of that helps you reduce the amount right away. If you want to make a serious dent into your arrears, you’ll need to talk to a NJ child support lawyer about an audit of your account and review of the child support orders for your case. There are some cases where the child support figure is wrong and thus has been wrong for many years. Although you didn’t pay all of your child support over the years, you didn’t really have to pay all of that. Your lawyer could file a motion to correct the prior order and thus recalculate the arrears.
Reducing Child Support Arrears in New Jersey
Arrears can also be recalculated due to retroactive emancipation. Emancipation can and often is ordered several years prior to the date the motion is filed. As a result, the order will wipe out all of your child support arrears from the date of emancipation onwards. Still yet another option is to pay a large portion of the arrears in exchange for the entire amount to be wiped out. This can be done by way of consent order that your lawyer can get for you.
If you need help to reduce your child support arrears in NJ, call our child support lawyers today to discuss your case with our free consultation.
How to reinstate driver’s license that was revoked due to child support arrears
If your child support payments have not been paid for six months or more, the court may order the Motor Vehicles Commission to suspend, revoke or deny any your driver’s license. This can include your CDL. As a result, its going to be very difficult for you to work and therefore, try to pay your child support in the first place. Once your receive notice that your driver’s license will be suspended, you may be given just 30 days to pull the full amount owed. If you can’t, you can send a letter asking for a review by the Administrative Office of the Court (AOC). The AOC will try to resolve the matter without it going to court but if it cannot, a court hearing is scheduled.
Chances are, you probably have a number of child support issues if you are facing a driver’s license suspension. Our New Jersey child support lawyers can not only help you with your driver’s license issue but we can help you with all of your child support issues. We will file a motion with the court to get you the relief you need to correct your issues. Call our NJ child support attorneys today at 1-855-9-JEFLAW to discuss your issues for free.
In New Jersey, you generally have to act now if you want to modify your child support. It doesn’t matter if you pay child support or receive it. However, I usually see more people that pay child support waiting. Trying to come back a few years later only after your arrears have built up is not a good idea. Unless you can get the child emancipated back to a certain date that wipes out arrears, it can be impossible to file a motion to vacate child support arrears. Thus, if you file a motion now to reduce your child support, you will avoid the issue of arrears all together. Likewise, if you file a motion to increase child support now, you will get more money. In other words, you are rewarded for acting now and you can be punished for waiting.
If you are looking to file a motion to reduce child support in NJ, call our team of tough, smart lawyers now. We can represent you in any court in New Jersey.