Who Pays the Nanny During and After a Divorce?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

There is no shortage of financial concerns to worry over when a marriage ends. On top of the emotional difficulty, divorces require a splitting of assets and responsibilities, and if you and your ex share small children, you'll also need to consider how you'll divide the financial responsibilities involving those children. One huge expense is the cost of daycare or nannies, and when parents split up, often the custodial parent finds they need to rely more heavily on these childcare services. The cost of childcare can shock some, as Economic Policy Institute reports, the average cost of New Jersey daycare for a 4-year-old is nearly $11 thousand annually.

Payment associated with the care of young children will be paid by the non-custodial parent based on a calculation prescribed by New Jersey guidelines. Sometimes, child support can be mutually agreed upon by the parents, while other times, disagreement forces the issue to be decided on by a judge. Some childcare costs, like food and clothing, are obvious, but some non-custodial parents disagree about who should pay for the care of the child while the custodial parent is working.

New Jersey Court Rule 5:6A Applies to Work-Related Childcare

The state of New Jersey has set forth specific guidelines concerning the payment of child support. Under New Jersey Court Rule 5:6A, the costs of work-related childcare expenses, like a nanny or daycare, are often included in the basic child support calculation. The worksheets used to tabulate child support requirements even contain a line item for “Net Work Related Child Care.”

The cost of childcare varies greatly depending on the type of services you need and how many children will need the care. These discussions require a high degree of diplomacy and if you need help discussing the terms of shared costs of childcare after your separation, call the experienced New Jersey family law team at The Lento Law Firm.

Who Pays for Childcare During the Divorce?

Many think of child support as a post-divorce issue, but what about during the divorce? Parents going through a divorce will generally separate long before the divorce is final, and it's important that a child not suffer financial hardships in the meantime. Parties do not have to be divorced to file for child support, and so long as you've settled the issue of custody, then you can file for child support. These issues are not always easily navigated, and it's always best you work with an experienced attorney.

Hiring a Dedicated New Jersey Family Law Attorney

Attorney Joseph D. Lento understands that both skill and diplomacy are required when parents with minor children decide to divorce. If you or someone you love needs help navigating the oftentimes complicated minefield of child support issues, call the Lento Law Firm at 888-535-3686 today, or contact us online.

About the Author

Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento is a veteran of one of the nation's busiest family courts with nearly 20 years' experience passionately helping families. By day, he worked in the trenches of family court, and at night, he studied the law. He helped countless families while working at family court, and he went on to become an attorney, dedicating his law practice to continuing the work he started years earlier. Mr. Lento's experience both behind the scenes and on the front lines allows him to understand a client's family law matter from all angles, and allows him to find and employ the most effective strategies to get favorable outcomes for any client. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in New Jersey and New York, and is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide. In the courtroom and in life, attorney Joseph D. Lento stands up when the bell rings! He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and protects their interests.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Contact a Family Law Attorney Today!

Attorney Joseph D. Lento has more than a decade of experience practicing Family Law in New Jersey. If you are having any uncertainties about what the future may hold for you and your family, contact our offices today. Family Law Attorney Joseph Lento will go above and beyond the needs for any client and fight for what is fair.

This website was created only for general information purposes. It is not intended to be construed as legal advice for any situation. Only a direct consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York attorney can provide you with formal legal counsel based on the unique details surrounding your situation. The pages on this website may contain links and contact information for third party organizations - the Lento Law Firm does not necessarily endorse these organizations nor the materials contained on their website. In Pennsylvania, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout Pennsylvania's 67 counties, including, but not limited to Philadelphia, Allegheny, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill, and York County. In New Jersey, attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New Jersey's 21 counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren County, In New York, Attorney Joseph D. Lento represents clients throughout New York's 62 counties. Outside of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, unless attorney Joseph D. Lento is admitted pro hac vice if needed, his assistance may not constitute legal advice or the practice of law. The decision to hire an attorney in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania counties, New Jersey, New York, or nationwide should not be made solely on the strength of an advertisement. We invite you to contact the Lento Law Firm directly to inquire about our specific qualifications and experience. Communicating with the Lento Law Firm by email, phone, or fax does not create an attorney-client relationship. The Lento Law Firm will serve as your official legal counsel upon a formal agreement from both parties. Any information sent to the Lento Law Firm before an attorney-client relationship is made is done on a non-confidential basis.