What is the obligation of parents to support their children in New Jersey?
What is the law or section under which my husband may be punished if he doesn't pay child support to our three kids? I am resident of New Jersey.03/08/2017 | Category: Minors » Child Support | State: New Jersey | #33584
N.J. Stat. § 2C:24-5says:
A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if he willfully fails to provide support which he can provide and which he knows he is legally obliged to provide to a spouse, child or other dependent. In addition to the sentence authorized by the code, the court may proceed under section 2C:62-1.”
N.J. Stat. § 2C:44-1 says:
“f. Presumptive Sentences.
(1) Except for the crime of murder, unless the preponderance of aggravating or mitigating factors, as set forth in subsections a. and b., weighs in favor of a higher or lower term within the limits provided in N.J.S.2C:43-6, when a court determines that a sentence of imprisonment is warranted, it shall impose sentence as follows:
(e) To a term of nine months for a crime of the fourth degree.”