In Pennsylvania, there is something known as a presumption of paternity when referring to a child that is born to a married couple. Under this presumption, the law assumes that a child born or conceived during an intact marriage is a child of that marriage. This means that husband and wife are presumed to be mom and dad. This presumption is very strong and extremely difficult to overcome.
Our clients often come to our office with countless questions about child support - especially because they want be sure that whether they are paying or receiving child support, that their children are being provided for and have what they need to live a healthy lifestyle. The goal of child support in PA is to give the child some semblance of the standard of living that the child would experience if the family remained intact.