Get Comprehensive Legal Solutions To Ensure Fair And Sustainable Financial Support For Your Children.
At Grace Legal Offices, PLLC we understand how important it is for the parent with primary custody to have adequate financial support for their children in the event of a separation or divorce. Our child support attorneys provide comprehensive legal assistance to the residents of Camp Hill & Harrisburg who are seeking fair and sustainable child support payments. With our expertise, we can help you understand your legal rights and make sure that the arrangements are in the best interest of you and your children.
Our team of experienced family law attorneys can assist you with a wide range of child support matters, including:
- Child support calculations
- Drafting agreements to ensure support amounts and payments are fair and reasonable
- Negotiating with the other parent
- Representing you in court hearings
- Ensuring you receive child support payments
- Child support enforcement
- Modifying existing child support orders
At Grace Legal Offices, PLLC we are committed to helping you get the best possible result for your children. We will take the time to understand your unique situation, and all the legal issues, and provide tailored advice that meets your individual needs.
If you and your family need an advocate, contact us now
Child Support Laws in Pennsylvania
Child support laws can vary from state to state. In Pennsylvania, the court uses a formula of deciding how much each parent will pay in child support. This formula takes into account the income and assets of both parents, as well as the number of children and their ages. The court also considers other factors such as childcare costs, health insurance premiums, and any special needs of the children.
When it comes to determining child support, our lawyers are well-versed in the laws of Pennsylvania and can provide you with sound legal advice on how to navigate these complex matters.
Child Support Obligations Do Not End When Your Children Reach 18
Although your child support obligations will come to an end when your children become adults, there are certain circumstances in which they may extend beyond their 18th birthday. For example, if you have a son or daughter who is still a full-time student and has not yet graduated from high school, then the child’s support may continue until they reach the age of 21.
Child Support Guidelines in Pennsylvania
There are Pennsylvania child support guidelines that must be followed when determining the amount of child support to be paid. These guidelines are designed to ensure that both parents are contributing fairly and responsibly toward their children’s needs.
A Grace Legal child support attorney will guide you through the process of calculating and negotiating a fair amount according to these guidelines. The question of who should pay child support and the child support amount is the essential question of any child support case and having the right attorney can make all the difference when resolving these legal issues.
When Should You Hire a PA Child Support Lawyer
If you are having difficulty in reaching an amicable agreement about child support payments, it is best to seek legal advice from a qualified family law attorney. Our team of experienced child support lawyers can help ensure that your rights and those of your children are protected throughout the entire process.
We understand that divorce and separation can be emotionally difficult times for all parties involved. We are here to provide you with the legal expertise and compassionate counsel that you need during these challenging times.
Other Child Support FAQs
Who is responsible for paying child support?
The primary custodial parent is typically responsible for receiving child support payments from the non-custodial parent. However, the court may also order that both parents pay a portion of the costs associated with raising a child.
How long do I have to make child support payments?
Child support payments are usually required until the child reaches the age of 18. However, some states may require payments to be made until the child turns 21 if they are still in school or have special needs.
Can I modify my child support order?
Yes, you can typically request a modification of an existing child support order if there has been a significant change in circumstances. Our attorneys can help you understand the laws in Pennsylvania and guide you through the process of filing a child support modification petition.
Are there special considerations for children with special needs or disabilities?
Yes, the court may order additional monthly payments for children with special needs or disabilities. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights and ensure that your family receives the legal representation it deserves.
What happens if I can’t reach an agreement with my ex regarding child support payments?
If you are unable to reach an agreement with your ex regarding child support payments, then you may need to file a petition in family court. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and advocate for a fair resolution that is in the best interest of your children.
Does the court have any say in how money from a child support payment is spent by the custodial parent?
No, the court does not have any say in how money from a child support payment is spent by the custodial parent. The non-custodial parent must trust that their child’s needs will be met appropriately and there is no legal requirement for them to monitor how the payments are used.
At Grace Legal Offices, PLLC we are here to provide you with legal expertise and compassionate counsel when it comes to arranging child support payments for primary custodial parents. We understand how important it is for both the custodial and non-custodial parents to have a fair resolution that is in the best interest of all parties. Our knowledgeable staff can help guide you through the entire process. Whether you are seeking assistance with filing paperwork, understanding payment options, or advocating for an equitable agreement, we’re here to provide support every step of the way.
Schedule a Consultation With an Experienced Child Support Lawyer Today
If you are seeking assistance with a child support arrangement, contact us today for an initial consultation. Our knowledgeable attorneys can explain your rights and options in detail and guide you through the process of obtaining fair and sustainable financial support for your children. We look forward to assisting you!