Whether you pay or receive child support, there may come a time where you will need to modify the order or seek help collecting arrears. Even if you and your ex are on good terms, filing any petition pertaining to support can be stressful. That is where a family law attorney in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey area, can be of great help by acting as a third-party who communicates with the other party in this matter or their attorney, plus they can help you negotiate the court system. Your attorney will also be there to make sure all paperwork is filed on time, let you know if there is any other action you should be taking, and be there to answer all your questions and deal with any concerns you might have.
If You are the Custodial Parent
Before you can even begin to receive child support for a child or children, there are a number steps you must take that a family law attorney can be very helpful with. Some of the steps involved include:
- Establishing paternity
- Filing a petition for child support
- receive a court order dictating the amount to be paid and when
- there may be times that you will need to modify the existing order.
If the child’s other parent cannot be found or simply refuses to pay child support, you will need to work with a Child Support Enforcement Office.
You are the Non-Custodial Parent
As the non-custodial parent you may also want to consider hiring a Family Law attorney. They will be able to advocate for you and help you in establishing paternity and aid you in determining how much support you owe. They can also help you with filing modification petitions and defending you in court when you are sued for arrears. Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq., is highly skilled in the defense of child support matters.
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