Mothers and fathers are responsible for ensuring that their children are provided with food, clothing and shelter, regardless of the relationship of the parents. For this reason, the State of New Jersey takes the payment of child support very seriously and provides services and NJ child support case information to ensure that child support orders are paid.
In New Jersey, child support payments may be handled either by the probation department or may be paid directly to the other parent. Handling child support payments through the probation department using the NJKiDS system provided by the state is often a good idea for both parents. The parent paying support benefits because a record of payments is automatically generated, providing proof of your payment. Paying the other parent directly creates a potential risk of not getting credit for payments made. For the parent receiving support, the record of payments made is also beneficial because missed payments will be clearly shown, and the probation department will automatically be notified to begin enforcement of the child support order.
New Jersey Kids Deserve Support (NJKiDS)
The New Jersey Kids Deserve Support (NJKiDS) is a state-run computer system that contains NJ child support case information that parents can access by phone or online. It contains a record of the information about your child support case, including a record of past 13 months of child support payments and any major case events that have taken place. Using this system is beneficial to the parent receiving child support payments because if a payment is missed, it will automatically take action to enforce your child support order.
Remember that if you use this system, payments must be made only through the payment center, not directly to the child or other parent. If you wish you modify any aspect of your child support order, including the method of payment, you must do it through the court system.
Online New Jersey Child Support Case Information
In order to view the information about your case online, you will need your unique Case ID number, date of birth, and your social security number. Your Case ID number is located on any document you have received from the court. Go to NJChildSupport.org and click on View Your Case Info to get started.
NJ Child Support Case Information By Phone
You can also receive information about your New Jersey child support case by phone. The phone number is 1-877-NJKiDS-1 (1-877-655-4371). Information available includes payment information, services available, tax offset, visitation, emancipation, custody, and credit bureau reporting.
Missing child support payments, regardless of the reason, are taken very seriously in the state of New Jersey. Peter Van Aulen is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a matrimonial attorney. He has over 23 years experience in divorce and family law. Mr. Van Aulen offers a free consultation. He listens to the client and then offers solid advice. If you need to make any adjustments to your child support arrangement, contact the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at (201) 845-7400 today for a free consultation to discuss your needs and issues.