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Child Support Awareness Month

Burlington County divorce lawyers help clients with child support matters.August is Child Support Awareness Month, and it was established in 1995 by President Bill Clinton to help custodial parents get financial support for their children from noncustodial parents. Although it may not be very well-known to the public, it is an important tool that can raise awareness about the Child Support Enhancement Program, which was started in 1975. This federal, state, and local program was designed to maintain child support once it starts. It was created in hopes of making these families more self-sufficient, and less reliant on public assistance.

The program partners with child support agencies to develop programs that put the child’s welfare first. They also assist employers on income withholding compliance, reporting new employees, and medical support. These agencies also work with the court system to design appropriate support orders that are based on the most accurate information.

Helping Children Thrive

All children have the right to receive support, and their parents also have the right to ask for help. When parents split up, their obligations to their children do not end if the couple no longer lives together. When parents provide for their children after separating, everyone wins. This includes their emotional, physical, and monetary needs. If parents have the right attitude, their children will greatly benefit.

With a solid foundation from both parents and their family, children have a better chance to grow and succeed in life. This program has been instrumental in giving hope and support to America’s children while fostering strong families and responsible parenting, according to President Clinton back in 1995. Since the program began, agencies nationwide have been working to promote child welfare.

NJ Office of Child Support

Locally, this program is overseen by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Office of Child Support Services. The office’s main goal was to track down parents who were not making payments. The office tries to educate parents about the importance of being part of their children’s lives. They help parents obtain necessary financial support, while helping them better understand and fulfill their parental obligations.

The program offers parents many types of resources. In some cases, they help when the noncustodial parent needs to be located. If payments are missing or late, there are enforcement services available. There are also agendas for helping terminate child support, and special programs for teenage parents. Advice for establishing paternity, outreach programs, ensuring active health insurance coverage, payment estimators, and information about financial assistance is also offered.

Burlington County Child Support Lawyers at the Burnham Law Group, LLC Help Clients with Child Support Matters

Children should not be stuck in the middle of a challenging divorce situation. If you need help with a New Jersey child support case, contact a Burlington County child support lawyer at the Burnham Law Group, LLC at 856-751-5505 or contact us online. With locations in Marlton and Somers Point, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout the state.


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