• The Aftermath of N.J.S.A. 2a:17-56.67 and Child Support Termination in New Jersey
  • March 7, 2018 | Authors: Jeralyn Lisa Lawrence; Ashley E. Edwards
  • Law Firm: Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. - Bridgewater Office
  • Effective Feb. 1, 2017, the New Jersey Legislature adopted a new child support termination statute, set forth in N.J.S.A. 2A:17-56.67. By operation of this newly enacted law, child support obligations automatically terminate when a child turns 19, unless a court order or settlement agreement states otherwise, or the recipient of child support affirmatively seeks a continuation and has a legal basis for it. The law is retroactive, and thus applies to all child support orders, regardless of whether the order was issued prior to or after Feb. 1. This new law effectively shifts the burden of justifying continued pay