Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.
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Are you just wanting to know how to calculate the child support near to what the law establishes as the guideline?
There is an online calculator at http://quickguide.njchildsupport.org/ which gives you a figure that is very, very close to what a judge is likely to order. Of course, the judge can vary off of this but if you enter the information into that calculator then you will come up with a figure that is within a few dollars of that which a judge will likely establish and often it is exactly right.
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No, unfortunately we're not allowed to do that. The statutes on which the child support guidelines are based are at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/rules/r5-6a.html
All the online calculator does is take the statutes and then use those figures in a calculator. Most lawyers either use the online calculators or use a calculator that is included with a set of software called ProDoc which is just a legal forms generator. However, if we were going to do it by hand the documents at the link above are where we would go.
It's not illegal although most attorneys don't do it because the risk doesn't justify the return and most attorneys charge the same for information given in person, by Skype, or by email.
However, what you can do is go to www.lawyers.com and in the section there for area of practice enter Family Law. That website also lets you search by geographic location. My suspicion is you're going to have to make a lot of calls to find someone that can assist you in this way.
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