Child Support

Pennsylvania Child Support Lawyers

Whether you have questions over how much your child support payments will be, what you may be entitled to for spousal maintenance or how to modify existing orders for support due to a change in circumstance, our attorneys at Donze & Donze are available to provide the knowledgeable advice and personal legal guidance necessary to assist you.

Questions about child support or spousal support? Call Donze & Donze at (610) 444-8018 to meet with an experienced and caring family lawyer. You may also send us a confidential e-mail.

Child Support Payment Calculations in Pennsylvania

Under Pennsylvania child support laws, child support is determined based upon the reasonable needs of the children being supported and the parent’s ability to pay. Therefore, child support amounts are calculated by factoring the net incomes of both parents and the number of children being supported. Deviations to the formula may be approved where special conditions exist such as the ability of one parent to provide health insurance coverage for the children where the other parent cannot.

Enforcement of Child Support Policies

If you have reason to believe that you and your children are being cheated out of fair child support amounts, or you need to establish paternity, it makes sense to hire a Family Law Attorney. Modifying Child Support Agreements is always a possibility, especially if there has been a change in income or life situation. It is the parents’ duty to provide for their children whenever possible.

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) in Pennsylvania

Spousal maintenance (also referred to as spousal support or alimony) is determined by the reasonable needs of the parties. Spousal support may or may not be warranted. When the court is examining whether support is warranted, it considers a number of factors, such as the earning capacity of both parties, the length of the marriage, whether one party was out of the workforce for an extended period, the age and health of the parties and many other factors. Spousal support agreements may be offset by the division of marital assets.

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