Category: Child Support

Courts Now Consider Reasonable Needs in High-Income Support Cases

In high-income child support cases, the parent who is paying child support might feel the guidelines provide more income than the custodial parent can reasonably spend, particularly for an infant or toddler. On the other hand, the child support guidelines were enacted years ago to ensure that all children at a particular income level are treated the same, with predictable outcomes that encourage parents to settle out of court. The […]

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Do I Have to Get a Divorce to Receive Support?

January 12, 2018 | Attorney Videos, Blog, Child Support, Divorce, Spousal Support - APL

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Did you know you can file for divorce even if you are living in the same house? Did you know you can file for support even without filing for divorce? Listen in while Pittsburgh spousal support and child support attorney Candice L. Komar touches on common support questions from clients. Komar, a founding partner of our firm, is recognized as a leading practitioner, litigator, and highly skilled negotiator in matrimonial law. […]

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Child Support Liens Examined by Pennsylvania Superior Court

Law Provides Two Alternative Methods

October 02, 2017 | Blog, Child Custody, Child Support

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

When a parent who owes child support attempts to sell real estate, or collects a lump sum payment from a government agency, the law may authorize an automatic child support lien to collect the support arrears.  If the child support arrears are less than $5,000, the automatic child support lien imposed by 23 Pa.C.S. § 4308.1 may not apply, but the child support agency has the option of pursuing a […]

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Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Are Revised – February 2017

February 13, 2017 | Blog, Child Support, Income Calculations

Icon for author Brian Vertz Brian Vertz

Parents who are receiving child support in Pennsylvania might get a small raise in 2017 — if they negotiate or go to court under the new Pennsylvania child support guidelines, effective May 1, 2017.  To find if you might be entitled to a raise (or have to pay more), look at the new Pennsylvania child support guidelines that are posted here. The Pennsylvania courts do not automatically grant child support […]

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