Pennsylvania Child Support Lawyer
When you and your child’s other parent are no longer together, you may require or be required to pay child support. Work with a Pennsylvania child support attorney who can ensure that neither party is taken advantage of and that your shared children are provided for.
When two people who share children decide to live their lives apart, one of the biggest issues that arises is the question of child support. One parent may believe that the other is requesting too much, not paying enough, or not using the money as it should be used. For this reason, working with a highly trained Pennsylvania child support lawyer can be the best way to protect yourself and your children.
At Lisa Marie Vari & Associates P.C., we are dedicated to resolving child support issues that are impacting the entire family. We are prepared to represent either side so that neither child’s parent is forced to pay more than is necessary and the children’s custodial parent receives a fair amount of financial support as per the PA child support guidelines.
Who Is Required to Pay Child Support in PA?
Each parent is obligated to provide financial support for their children as long as they have parental rights of their children. Child support will typically be payable until the children either graduate from high school or until they reach the age of eighteen, whichever happens later. However, if you have a child with special needs, child support could be required for an extended period of time.
In the majority of cases, the noncustodial parent, or the one with whom the children do not primarily reside, will be the one to pay child support to the parent with whom the children do primarily reside. If you share physical custody of your children, this may not be the case, and the Pennsylvania courts will take your child custody arrangement into consideration when determining what your child support arrangement will amount to.
How Child Support Is Calculated
Before the monthly child support payment can be calculated, the state will need to determine both parents’ monthly incomes.
Next, the PA child support guidelines will come into effect, and a number of other factors may be considered, such as the cost of living, which parent is covering health insurance coverage for the children and how much that payment is, as well as the cost of childcare, among other things. Once these factors are taken into consideration, a monthly child support payment will be ordered.
If you have further questions about how your child support payments will be calculated in Pennsylvania, your attorney can go over the guidelines with you in greater depth.
Reach Out to a PA Child Support Lawyer
When you are ready to move forward with your petition for child support, or if you need legal representation after being presented with a request for child support, schedule your initial consultation with a highly trained Pennsylvania child support lawyer at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. Give our office a call at 1-844-VARI-LAW (827-4529) or fill out our brief contact form.