The failure to provide a copy of the mandatory Child Support Guidelines worksheet was fatal to the application, properly denied by the New Jersey divorce judge. This ruling is affirmed on appeal. Being self-represented does not excuse the deficiency.Licciardi v. Licciardi, New Jersey App. Div., January 30, 2015
This case is the first of its kind in New Jersey family law to explain in precise detail how to calculate child support when there are multiple family obligations involved. The decision contains the 19 step procedure to be followed to complete the necessary calculations. Harte v. Hand, New Jersey Ch. Div., January 5, 2015
After New Jersey divorcing parties initially consent to an above-guideline level of child support in their divorce agreement, and there are post-divorce changed circumstances warranting a support review, do the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines apply?