Reversed Child Support Verdicts

In the year 2000, the firm won two unreported Appellate Division child support cases, Simmonds v. Simmonds and Wiedaseck v. Immesberger. In each of those cases, Brian G. Paul successfully convinced the Appellate Division that the Trial Court Judges had improperly calculated child support. Both cases were reversed and remanded back to the Trial Court so that child support could be recalculated properly.

In 2001, the firm won the Appellate Division case of White v. Bates. There, a divorced mother of three was awarded just $24 per week in child support by the Trial Court. The father in the case had custody of the parties’ son who was attending college, while the mother had custody of the parties’ 15 year old daughter and a younger child from another relationship. The firm argued that the trial court improperly included the older child’s college tuition as a court approved extraordinary expense on the child support worksheet, and failed to give primary consideration to the minor children when calculating child support. The Appellate Division agreed, and reversed and remanded the matter for a plenary hearing so that child support could be properly calculated.