A change in custody or even in the amount of overnights a child spends with each parent usually warrants a recalculation of child support. (We say “usually” because family law is extremely fact-sensitive.) You can read more about this in our blog article titled “If Your Child’s Living Arrangements Have Changed Since the Divorce, So Might Your Child Support.”
For the majority of families, child support is calculated in accordance with the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. There are exceptions to this for families who have a higher income than the guidelines are designed to include, and for a variety of other special circumstances.
To learn more, we encourage you to read our website’s section on Child Support as well as the following blog articles: