303,050

January 29, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of child-support cases the state was managing last month

The lack of child-support payments is a continuous burden on the New Jersey court system, with court-ordered child-support cases now totaling 303,050, an increase of about 1 percent over 2014. Once ordered, the courts can garnish wages and provide the funds to the custodial parent. As of November, the New Jersey courts were capturing 75 percent of payments, totaling $4.8 million.