The support your child needs
— the representation you deserve.

helping get your child the support he or she deserves.

Child support is supposed to cover housing, food, and clothing, but as all parents know, the costs of raising a child involve more than just these basic needs. The attorneys at Burke Williams, LLC can help minimize the impact of a divorce on a child—both today and in the future. Whether you’re paying or receiving child support, we have experience representing both sides when it comes to past-due support, enforcement orders, or unique situations that may require a change in current child support.

No matter the case, we work hard to find a resolution that protects your child. In New Jersey, child support law takes several factors into account, including:

  • The number of children
  • The number of overnights exercised by the parents
  • The net incomes of both the non-custodial and the custodial parent
  • Alimony being paid and/or received
  • The cost of daycare and other childcare related expenses
  • The cost of health insurance paid by either parent
Special Circumstances

When it comes to factoring in private school, combined income wage earners, or special needs for children, we take those unique needs into account and help advocate for a customized solution that works for your child—and for you.


New Jersey law takes child support seriously. If your ex-spouse stops paying child support or has accumulated arrears, there are a large variety of enforcement tools available to make sure the child support gets paid. These include, but are not limited to: attaching wages, seizure of assets, or tax refund interception. Conversely, if a significant change in circumstances is preventing you from meeting your child support obligations, we can help determine if you are eligible for a post-judgment modification.


If you’re looking for a family lawyer to help with a child custody matter, you’ve come to the right place. With offices located in Westwood, Bergen County, New Jersey, we are available and critically equipped to help you with your case.

we’re fair but tough when we need to be

While we try to avoid scenarios where one party is declared a winner, we’ll always work with your interests in mind.

our promise to you is simple

We will dedicate ourselves to working to reach an outcome that’s in the best interest of your children—and works for you and your spouse.

when your child's safety is at stake

We will fight hard on your behalf, and for your child’s best interests. Whether it’s domestic violence, drug, or sexual abuse, there are times when it’s not possible for children to maintain a relationship with both parents. And we will help secure their safety.


Child custody is full of intricacies. New Jersey family law courts often want children to have strong, functional relationships with both parents. But getting there means dealing with some legal complexity. We can help you understand different types of custody, including sole legal custody, shared legal custody, sole residential custody, shared residential custody, parent of primary resident, and parent of alternate resident, as well as develop a workable visitation/parenting time schedule that fits the specific situation.

Here are some things to consider during child custody cases:

  • The child’s and parent’s physical and mental health.
  • The relationships between the child and each parent.
  • Any special needs of the child.
  • The stability of each potential home environment.
  • The relationship and cooperation between the parents.
  • The geographic distance between parent’s homes.
  • The child’s preference, if he or she is of a certain age.

To learn more about child support or child custody laws in New Jersey, or hire a family lawyer to represent you in your child support or child custody matter, contact a Burke Williams, LLC family law attorney at our Westwood, Bergen County, New Jersey family law office by calling 
(201) 497-8700.

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