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New Jersey Child Support

Puff and Cockerill is a Gloucester County law firm in Woodbury that understands New Jersey Child support law and will fight for a fair agreement.

The right to support belongs to a child. Children are entitled to the financial support and standard of living which can be provided by both of the child’s parents. In addition to basic child support, these financial obligations may include medical insurance coverage and contribution to uncovered medical bills, day-care and summer camp expenses, private school tuition, automobile insurance coverage, and other court-approved extraordinary expenses.

Child support is awarded in the context of parents who may never have been married, are involved in paternity actions, divorces, legal separations, or domestic violence cases. Child support is always modifiable if there is a change in either parent’s financial circumstances. It is not unusual for there to be disputes or a dispute over the amount of child support payable by one parent to the other.

Child support in New Jersey is typically calculated utilizing the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. This standardized calculation takes into consideration the parties’ income, parenting time schedule and number of overnights assigned to each parent, mandatory retirement contributions, union dues, premiums required for the child’s health insurance coverage and day care expenses. However, some cases require a customized approach, in which the Court will look to the statutory factors listed under N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(a). These factors include: needs of the child, standard of living and economic circumstances of each parent, all sources of income, and asserts of teach parent.

At Puff & Cockerill, our family law department diligently works on behalf of our clients to obtain accurate information to substantiate income and expenses. They undertake discovery of hidden or non-traditional sources of income, to ensure that the amount of child support is an accurate reflection of the incomes of the parties. Our goal is to protect the best interests of the children for whom the support is ordered. Our experienced attorneys counsel our clients as to the factors that affect the amount of child support payable, and gather all the financial information necessary to ensure that a child support order is entered which properly applies the guidelines or statutory factors within the particular circumstances of your case.

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To schedule a consultation with one of our family law attorneys, please call (856) 845 – 0011 or email us at

Message to Our Clients Amid Coronavirus OutbreakWe are open for business

Given the current circumstances associated with the coronavirus outbreak, we are providing an update of our operations. We are open for business.  To ensure the safety of our employees and clients, we have a skeleton crew of essential staff at our Woodbury Office, with the remaining attorneys and staff available for remote operations.

We remain available by phone and email as normal.  Our attorneys and staff working remotely have full access to our computer systems.  While we cannot, at this time, field personal meetings, we are available to discuss by phone and email.  Fortunately, Puff & Cockerill has a full access system to allow our attorneys and staff to work remotely to continue to assist our clients.

We stand ready to assist all of our clients and welcome any new clients to contact our office at 856-845-0011 or at  Our staff will field your call and direct you accordingly.

We will continue to address any changes to our state and local mandates amid the coronavirus outbreak.  Our thoughts are with everyone impacted and wish everyone health and safety.