Wednesday, November 7, 2012
More Relief For Child Support Obligors in NJ
In a case where the child support obligor demonstrated to the court an obvious change of circumstances, the Family Part judge was required to conduct a hearing as to the details of the parties’ current circumstances. Due to a decline in the residential real estate market, the obligor suffered a significant and, likely long term change in circumstances. During that same time, the obligee had a large increase in income which was also likely to be a permanent situation. The Family Part judge denied the obligor the opportunity for a plenary hearing when deciding the matter. The New Jersey Appellate Division instructed that when a party seeking relief in the courts makes an obvious showing, otherwise known as a prima facie showing, of changed circumstances the trial judge is then required to fully consider the matter. If you are seeking or fighting a change in child support, you should consult an experienced family law attorney immediately in order to protect your rights. For more information on child support, custody, parenting time/visitation, adoption, dissolution of a civil union, marriage or domestic partnership, modifications, alimony, palimony or other family law matters in New Jersey visit HeatherDarlingLawyer.com. This blog is for informational purposes only and in no way intended to replace the advice of an attorney regarding your specific matter.