Every child is entitled to support from his parents. The New Jersey child support guidelines are based on the theory that child support is determined in proportion to the parent’s income and assets as well as the child’s needs.
All parents, whether natural or adoptive, have a financial obligation to support their child. This obligation continues even if the parties have divorced. A support award can be increased or decreased as circumstances may arise. In order for a party to change the amount of child support, the moving party must file a motion with the court, and establish a “change of circumstances.”