Child support is money sent to the custodial parent to support the child/children. The money covers food, housing, utilities, clothing, and other associated costs. Health insurance is usually separate. Medical costs may or may not be included.
Child support awards are made by each state's family court system. Pennsylvania requires that they be based on the best interests of the child. Even when guidelines are used, judges consider the facts of a case and other statutes. They can depart from the guidelines for considerations such as how property is divided, whether unpaid child support exists, and what the difference is in the parents' incomes.
Child or spousal-related legal matters can be particularly devastating. That’s why I do everything possible to bring about a positive, efficient resolution to your child or spousal support case, while minimizing stress and anxiety. I pledge to handle your case with the utmost professionalism and compassion while best protecting interests.
In any legal matter involving children, although a practical resolution is the goal, attention must be paid to non-material concerns throughout. Every divorce subjects children to devastating consequences.
You can rest assured that costs will always be clear when you work with me– that is a guarantee. I understand the daunting uncertainty at the prospect of affording legal costs. During your free consultation, I will discuss the process with you and address any financial concerns you may have. There are payment plans available to ensure that you are always aware of any costs that are being incurred.