Jessica Sciara Co-Authors “Child Support Woes: Is it Time to Rethink New Jersey’s Income Shares Model?” in the New Jersey State Bar Association publication New Jersey Family LawyerJuly 14, 2022
Jessica Sciara, an associate in the firm’s Family/Matrimonial Practice co-authored the New Jersey Family Lawyer article “Child Support Woes: Is it Time to Rethink New Jersey’s Income Shares Model?” with Dina Mikulka, a partner at Ullman and Mikulka. The authors analyze various models for calculating child support: the Income Shares Model, used in 41 states including New Jersey; the Percentage of Income Model, used in six states, and the Melson Formula, used in three states. The authors compare the fairness of each model and offer recommendations for updating the Income Shares Model.
This article was originally published within the New Jersey Family Lawyer (5 NJFL 22(2022)) and is being republished herein with permission of the New Jersey State Bar Association.