In New Jersey, child support cases are often handled by hearing officers. A hearing officer is not a judge. They are there to lessen the burden on the judges. Some of them are good but we have seen some that just don’t get it right. The key thing to know is that they should not bully you around and you don’t have to listen to them. Their decision is a recommendation and nothing else. You have the right to see a judge about your child support case.
If you have already been in front of a New Jersey child support hearing officer and you are not happy with their decision it is important to call an attorney right away to discuss your options. Our NJ child support lawyers can file a motion to vacate the hearing officer’s order and get you in front of a judge so that your child support matter can be addressed properly.