Apparently in response to widespread criticism of the recently amended Child Support Guidelines, the New Jersey Supreme Court has modified them to reduce the included income levels. The Court had recently modified the guidelines to include families earning up to $4500 per week; an increase which, according to some experts, would have included as much as 94% of New Jersey families.
Divorce Attorneys and various interest groups argued that the increased guidelines resulted in inappropriately low child support awards for upper income families.
While not fully accepting the criticisms, the Court did reduce the income levels covered by the Guidelines to $3600 per week.
It is hoped by many that the reduction will more fairly provide for the support of upper income family children, and prevent such parents from avoiding what many believe to be a much more fair amount of child support than that which was provided by the previous Guidelines.