Ocean County NJ Attorney
The Law Office of Jef Henninger, Esq.
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855-953-3529 24 Hours


Toms River*
230 Main Street
2nd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08753


Tinton Falls
788 Shrewsbury Ave.
Suite 2209
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724


4400 Route 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ 07728

Ocean County NJ Emancipation Attorneys

Emancipation of Child Support or College Expenses for Divorced Parents

When it comes to New Jersey child support laws, a lot of Ocean County parents are surprised that the child support award does not automatically end. If no motion for emancipation is filed, your child support could never end! In order to achieve emancipation from child support obligations, you must file the motion with the Ocean County Family Court so that a New Jersey Superior Court Judge can consider the motion.

As to when it is best to file for emancipation is hard to ascertain, even for a seasoned lawyer. Children who are not enrolled in college and are over 18 years old is a good starting point, but this does not end the analysis. Motion practice can be very complicated for a pro se litigant, but our law firm has still met many clients who had tried it on their own and failed. Doing this makes it more expensive for them in the long run. This is why it makes sense to hire an Ocean County emancipation attorney from the beginning to make sure that the motion is done right the first time.

Factors Considered in Motions for Emancipation in Ocean County

As stated above, a child who is not going to school full time and is over 18 years old is a good starting point for an ideal situation eligible for emancipation. This is true also for a child who has graduated from college. But, these situations do not automatically lead to emancipation. With families being so dynamic and every situation being unique, two Ocean County family court judges can come up with two different decisions regarding the emancipation on very similar cases. Other factors such as if the child is with special needs, or if the child is attending law or graduate school can affect how a judge makes a decision on the motion. With these factors all having an impact on your motion, it is important that you get a team of tough and aggressive emancipation attorneys on your side. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our Ocean County lawyers back down to no one and will fight hard for you!

Jef Henninger, Esq., one of our seasoned emancipation lawyers edits and maintains the NJ Child Support Attorney blog. While this blog does touch mostly upon New Jersey child support laws and guidelines, there is information for divorcing parents looking into emancipation motions as well. Jef has also included stories from our practice in Ocean County courts and we hope that you find it useful and enjoy it. In order to see what our law firm can do for your child support and emancipation needs, call our 24/7 hotline to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys with no obligation.

Call us anytime 855-953-3529.

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Legal Services For All of Ocean County New Jersey

The Law Offices of Jef Henninger represents clients throughout Ocean County, New Jersey including: Barnegat, Bay Head, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Berkeley Township, Brick, Jackson Township, Forked River, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach Township, Manchester, Manahawkin, Ocean Gate, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, South Toms River, Toms River, Tuckerton, by appointment only.


We also serve: Bergen / Hudson / Middlesex / Morris / Passaic / Somerset