Darren C. O’Toole is a life long resident of Monmouth County. Mr. O'Toole attended... more
Darren C. O’Toole is a life long resident of Monmouth County. Mr. O'Toole attended Bethany College, graduating Summa Cum Laude 1996 studying both psychology and economics. Thereafter Mr. O'Toole attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ, earning his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1999. Mr. O'Toole was an active member of the Domestic Violence Practice and Reform Project while serving as law cl... view profile
I was born in Ocean County and currently reside there. I clerked for the then... more
I was born in Ocean County and currently reside there. I clerked for the then presiding Monmouth County Presiding Family Law Judge. After clerking, I immediately began working for a family law firm. I have been working with all areas of family law for my entire career and it continues to be my focus and area of concentration.
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.