Military Family Month
In his 2013 Presidential Proclamation, Barack Obama said that "... the courageous men and women of the United States military do not serve alone. Standing alongside them are husbands and wives, parents and children, sisters and brothers. During Military Family Month, we celebrate the families who make daily sacrifices to keep our Nation whole, and we remember a most sacred obligation - to serve them as well as they serve us." The NJ Office of Child Support Services joins with our President during the month of November to thank our military families for all they have done and continue to do.
USMC Birthday - November 10
The NJ Office of Child Support Services wishes the men, women, families, and veterans of the US Marine Corps a very happy birthday. We recognize and appreciate your selfless dedication and your many sacrifices and successes - both past and present. Happy Birthday, Marines!
Veterans Day - November 11
The NJ Office of Child Support Services wishes to recognize and thank all of our veterans for their unwavering service and dedication to our country. We honor our veterans and their families for their courage and for their many sacrifices. To all members of the Armed Forces, a very special thank you!
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.