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Child Support

Philadelphia Child Support Lawyer

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Child Support

Child support can be an issue in any Pennsylvania divorce or paternity case. Under Pennsylvania law, parents are expected to financially support their children, and state guidelines have been set up to calculate support payments. Generally, payments are made from the noncustodial parent to the custodial parent. It is ordered to provide sharing in the expenses of raising the child and ensuring that the child’s standard of living is maintained despite divorce or lack of marriage between parents.

If you need legal counsel regarding child support, whether it’s to seek, enforce, contest, or modify payments, you can turn to William Kirby Law, Family Law Attorneys, serving parents throughout Philadelphia. Our firm is well-versed in the laws and court precedents concerning this important issue and has provided guidance and advocacy for many clients involved in child support disputes and issues. We offer responsive support and genuine care in helping you reach the best possible outcome for your case.

Get the answers and advice you need from our Philadelphia child support attorney at (215) 515-9901 or by contacting us online. We also work in Moorestown, NJ.

When Do You Stop Paying For Child Support in Pennsylvania?

Child support payments are generally required to be paid until the child reaches the age of 18 or finishes high school. Payments may be required to continue in cases where the child has physical or mental disabilities. Support payments are generally established as part of the divorce process. However, child support cases can be initiated for children born outside of marriage, in which case the noncustodial parent must be located and paternity established.

What Do The Courts Consider When Determining Child Support?

Child support is generally determined based on the needs of the child and a parent’s ability to provide payment. Under state guidelines, factors that determine payment amounts include:

  • Income of both parents
  • Living arrangements or visitation schedule
  • Cost of daycare
  • Medical insurance expenses
  • Amount of child support or alimony being paid for former marriages or relationships
  • Number of children being supported

Child support may be ordered by the court even in cases where a parent is not working. It may also be ordered to be paid by both parents for a child not in their care. The formula can be complicated in cases where physical custody is evenly or close to evenly split.

Can Child Support be Modified in Pennsylvania?

Life is dynamic, and circumstances change. Recognizing this, Pennsylvania law allows for the modification of child support orders when there is a significant change in circumstances. This could include a significant change in income, job loss, or changes in the child's needs. If you find yourself facing such changes, our skilled child support attorney in Philadelphia can guide you through the process of pursuing a modification.

Modifying child support orders involves navigating legal procedures and presenting compelling arguments to the court. With our extensive experience in family law matters, we at William Kirby, Family Law Attorney, understand how to approach these cases strategically to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.

Contact Our Child Support Attorney in Philadelphia Today

Our Philadelphia child support attorney at William Kirby, Family Law Attorney, is here to guide you through the process and advocate for your rights. We are committed to ensuring that your child's best interests are prioritized while safeguarding your legal rights.

Committed to personalized and compassionate legal representation, we strive to reach the most favorable result for our clients. Whether you aim to establish child support, modify an existing order, or address enforcement issues, our team is prepared to assist you with diligence and expertise. Let us help you navigate the legal terrain and secure the best possible future for you and your child.

Understanding your rights and obligations regarding child support is vital. Call William Kirby Law, Family Law Attorneys at (215) 515-9901 to get started with our child support attorney in Philadelphia.

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