The Law Offices of Irwin D. Tubman, LLC

Northern & Central New Jersey Child Support Lawyer

New Jersey child support guidelines make the determination of monthly child support payments a straightforward calculation once you know the inputs such as the income of both parents, the overnights spent with each parent, health care expenses, day care expenses, and other factors. However, a lawyer’s help may be needed to determine the proper income to use, especially when the payor is self-employed or owns a closely held business

At the Law Offices of Irwin D. Tubman, LLC, we use more than 35 years of experience when dealing with child support, child custody, parenting time and other family law issues.

We can assist you with child support matters such as:

  • Calculation of Child Support
  • Modification of Child Support
  • Paternity Actions to Collect Child Support from Unmarried Fathers
  • Enforcement of Child Support
  • Collection of Child Support Arrearages
  • Emancipation of Children to Terminate Child Support

Modification of Child Support

Once it is set, the child support level can be modified when circumstances change. A significant increase in a support provider’s income or a decrease based on a long-term change of material circumstance may cause the court to issue a modification order.

At the Law Offices of Irwin D. Tubman, LLC, in both Hudson and Middlesex Counties, we believe that a person entitled to support should receive everything the law provides. We also believe that a person providing support should not have to pay more than the law requires. We can evaluate your situation, and if a need for change is indicated, our firm can take action to obtain a modification for you.

Imputation of Income for Child Support

Our firm can represent you in cases involving non-support and the collection of child support. When a payer or receiver misrepresents his or her income or is alleged to have misrepresented income in an attempt to avoid paying support, we can take action on your behalf to ensure compliance with the statutes and orders of the court.

New Jersey law empowers a family court judge to impute income, meaning assign an income, for the purposes of calculating child support in situations when a payer or receiver:

  • Refuses to work
  • Is underemployed
  • Hides or misrepresents income to avoid paying the full amount of child support

Child support is for your children, and we believe that your children should receive everything the law requires. However, we also believe that no one should have to pay more child support than is required by law.

How We Work and How We Charge

Our legal practice is positioned on providing premium client service. This means being easy to deal with and using our experience and expertise to deliver a successful outcome for you. We pride ourselves on our open, down-to-earth approach. As part of this accessibility commitment, we will keep you posted on the progress of your case, and your options, every step of the way.

Structure of Typical Legal Case and Fees

At the Law Offices of Irwin D. Tubman LLC, we are committed to exceptional dedication and client care. Below we have provided an example of how a typical legal case may transpire.

You Contact Our Office
  • By telephone or consulation form
  • We will make every effort to consult with you as soon as possible, usually on the same day.
Initial Consultation
  • We will discuss the issue in a phone call to determine if we can help you. We will not provide legal advice until you become a client.
Follow Up
  • Following our initial consultation, we will let you know whether you would benefit from a follow up meeting with us as a client.
  • We will also give you an indication of what the costs of the consultation are likely to be.
  • We will provide our charges and will explain how we will work with you.
  • Once agreed, we will start work. This usually involves a review of any necessary documents and an initial meeting with you to give you legal advice and practical guidance about next steps.
  • As your case progresses, we will keep you informed of any updates.

Our service charge options

Fixed fees

In most cases, we can fix our fees for the work we do. We’ll consider the prospect of additional and unexpected work and give you a fixed cost.

Pay as you go

Many of our clients prefer us to work on a pay-as-you-go basis. For this type of service, our standard hourly rate applies.