ASSEMBLY, No. 2081

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 11, 2010

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  JOSEPH CRYAN

District 20 (Union)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Allows child support payor to petition court for accounting of recipient's disposition of child support funds under certain circumstances.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning accountability for child support payments and supplementing chapter 34 of Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.  Subject to the provisions of subsection b. of this act, a parent paying child support pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.2A:34-23 may, at any time, file a motion to require an accounting by the parent receiving the child support on behalf of the child.  The accounting would concern all funds expended on the child's behalf, and would be used by the court in determining whether the funds are being misused or not fulfilling the child's needs.  If such motion is granted by the court, the accounting shall include, but not be limited to, the disposition of all funds received from the child support payor and all funds expended by the recipient on behalf of the child.

     b.    Any motion filed by a child support payor pursuant to this act shall be accompanied by the payor's sworn affidavit that the payor has reasonable grounds to question whether the child support funds are being spent appropriately, and setting forth those grounds in detail.

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill allows any parent paying child support to file a motion with the court to require an accounting by the parent receiving the child support on behalf of the child.  The accounting would concern all funds expended on the child's behalf and would be used by the court in determining whether the funds are being misused or not fulfilling the child's needs.

     The parent paying child support is required to include with the motion a sworn affidavit that the parent has reasonable grounds to question whether the child support funds are being spent appropriately, and setting forth those grounds in detail.

     If the motion is granted by the court, the accounting by the child support recipient shall include, but not be limited to, the disposition of all funds received from the parent paying child support and all funds expended by the recipient on behalf of the child.