December Military Tributes
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – December 7
December 7, 1941, witnessed the surprise attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. In the words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 7 will always be known as a “date which will live in infamy.” On that day, more than 2400 American lives were lost and more than 1100 were wounded. The NJ Office of Child Support Services remembers all those who died, all those who fought in World War II, and all those who continue to carry the legacy of the “Greatest Generation” forward.
National Guard Birthday – December 13
The NJ Office of Child Support Services wishes the men, women, families, and veterans of the National Guard a very Happy Birthday. Citizen soldiers and airmen are truly defined by their motto - Always Ready, Always There - whether defending our nation or supporting our citizenry stateside. Included with our birthday greeting is a heartfelt thank you for being a cornerstone of the NJ community.
Welcome to the New Jersey Child Support website. The site features the essential information for all the child support customers and audiences we serve, including custodial parents, non-custodial parents, employers, child support professionals, staff, and supporting organizations and agencies.
Child support is more than just money
It is the responsibility of each parent - both mother and father - to make sure their child has enough food to eat, clothes to wear and a safe place to live. Still, some children do not get the support they need.
Regardless of their living situation or relationship, both parents should provide the financial, medical and emotional support a child needs to grow into a responsible adult. New Jersey's Child Support Program can help.
There are two parents in every child support case. One is the custodial parent (or the payee) - the one who lives with the child and has the primary day-to-day responsibility. And the other is the non-custodial parent (or the payor) - who also has important responsibilities.
Co-parenting is vital to maintaining a healthy relationship with your child. Although one person may have the day-to-day duties, taking shared responsibility is a key element in the support and success of children.
Remember: your child has the right to support and you have the right to this help. All the services described on this site are available to you.
We hope the information here will help you find your way along the child support road. Keep in mind: Child support is more than just money. If you would like more information, call the New Jersey Child Support Information Line, 1-877-NJKIDS1. Click here for the Guide to NJ Child Support Hotline Short Cuts.