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If my ex wife and i make the same amount of money per week

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if my ex wife and i make the same amount of money per week and split custody of the 2 teenage kids would she be entitled to child support
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: nj
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no she just brought it up today we have been divorced for 5 years
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i dont think so

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Typically the court will assign a custodial parent and a noncustodial parent. The custodial parent is entitled to some support from the noncustodial parent per normal statutory guideline calculations. You can punch in the numbers and see that here:

http://www.njchildsupport.org/Resources-Forms/Other-Resources/Guidelines-Calculator/Guidelines-Calculator

The link to the calculator is there as well-or here:

http://quickguide.njchildsupport.org/quickguide.jsp

The court does have the ability to "deviate" from the guidelines though, so if both parents are truly 50/50 and both agree to provide equal clothing etc, then the court would typically order no child support other than the 50/50 split of any add on fees (ie uninsured medical expenses, extra curricular fees,etc.)

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