Category: Child Support

Child Support Agreement Does not Limit Father’s Obligation

September 07, 2014 | Blog, Child Support, Court Decisions

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A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision considers: (a) whether a father’s child support obligation is limited by a settlement agreement; and (b) whether the court should assign an earning capacity to a mother who provides full time care for a special needs child. Morgan v. Morgan, 2014 PA Super 176  (Pa.Super.2014) Mother and Father in this case were divorced, and settled their economic claims by written agreement in Maryland in […]

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College Support Agreement Enforceable in Pennsylvania

September 07, 2014 | Blog, Child Support, Court Decisions

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Divorced and separated parents in Pennsylvania with children going off to college may wonder who is responsible for paying the tuition. A recent Superior Court court decision reminds us of the law governing college support in Pennsylvania. W.A.M. v. S.P.C., 2014 PA Super 139 (Pa.Super.2014) When Mother and Father divorced in Missouri in 2001, they settled their claims by written agreement, including a provision for child support. Their child support […]

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Reality vs. Paternity: 17 Years is Too Late to Ask for DNA Paternity Test

August 22, 2014 | Blog, Child Support, Court Decisions

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Men who pay child support in Pennsylvania to mothers who were never their wives may wonder whether the children they support are their own. These days, it is easy to administer a home paternity test and quickly learn whether there is a blood relation between the child and the man who is paying support. Yet, it’s a Pandora’s box, and once opened, the consequences might not be as one intended.  That’s […]

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Child Support Taken from Retained Earnings of Business

July 23, 2014 | Blog, Child Support, Court Decisions

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When a business owner in Pennsylvania owes child support, he or she may consider whether to include the retained earnings that are not distributed to owners in calculating child support.  A recent decision of the Superior Court (non-precedential) answers this question by making reference to a previous child support decision.  In M.J. v. S.J., No. 747 WDA 2013 (July 16, 2014), the owner of a consulting business organized as a Subchapter […]

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