West Chester Child Support Lawyer
Under Pennsylvania law, both parents share responsibility for the financial support of their children. This responsibility continues until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later.
Parents may also be responsible for supporting the children beyond the age of 18 in certain circumstances where the child is disabled. Specific guidelines determine the level of support a child should receive from each parent, and a family law lawyer can help to ensure that you receive a fair order from the court.
Pennsylvania guidelines take several factors into consideration in calculating child support, including the income levels of each parent and the amount of time each parent has custody of the child. Determining accurate income figures for each parent is essential to obtaining a fair and accurate child support order. At the Law Office Therese L. Money, LLC, we represent clients on both sides of child support matters.
Seeking The Best Possible Outcome For Every Client We Serve
Whether you are a custodial parent seeking child support or a noncustodial parent who will likely be required to pay it, we are committed to obtaining a fair order that provides for your child’s needs. West Chester child support attorney Terry Money has a complete understanding of family law matters, and she knows how to approach them in a way that protects her clients’ interests.
In every case, we work hard to ensure that we have a complete financial accounting before child support is calculated. When our clients have concerns that the other parent may be underreporting or hiding income, we will enlist the help of forensic accountants or other experts who can help us gain an accurate understanding of his or her actual income.
Imputation Of Income In Pennsylvania Child Support Cases
If either spouse is unemployed or underemployed — that is, he or she is working a job below his or her level of training and earning capacity — the court may order support at the level that the parent could be earning. This applies to both custodial and noncustodial parents. If you feel that your spouse is not earning up to his or her full potential, particularly as a means to avoid child support obligations, we may be able to request an evaluation to determine his or her actual earning capacity and use that information to secure a better child support order.
Modification And Enforcement Of Orders
If there has been a meaningful change in circumstances for the other parent, such as an increase or decrease in income, we can help you seek a modification of the order through the court that better reflects the current situation. We also represent clients in the enforcement of child support orders. If your former spouse is not making child support payments according to your order, we can help you petition the court to ensure compliance.
Speak With Attorney Terry Money About Your Child Support Case
Call the Law Office Therese L. Money, LLC, at 484-266-0481 or contact us via email to schedule an appointment with our founding attorney, Therese L. "Terry" Money, Esq., about your child support concerns. We will help you understand the legal issues involved in these types of cases and explain what we can do to help you.