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New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses New Statute in Child Custody


Woman: Good afternoon. I'm here this afternoon with Richard Shapiro who is the head of the Family Law Department, the law firm of Helmer, Conley & Kasselman. Mr. Shapiro, we understand that there are some changes coming with regard to the impact of child emancipation on divorced client's custody and finances. Could you tell me something about that?

Richard: Yes. In fact, the changes that are coming are very dramatic. Effective February of 2017, which is less than a year away, a new statute will take effect which essentially says that at the age of 19 years, child support will automatically terminate unless the parent who is receiving the child support takes affirmative steps before the child turns 19. There are certain people out there that will benefit greatly by the statute and certain people out there it will cost a lot of money if you don't pay attention to that and act at the right time. So, make sure you contact an attorney about that.

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