Determining Child Support Payments

Courts in Pennsylvania use a specific formula to determine child support obligations. However, the correct numbers that should be used in that formula are often subject to dispute, making legal proofs and arguments necessary to protect your interests.

Our attorneys at Berman & Asbel, LLP place the highest priority on protecting your child's or children's best interests and the rights of you, our client. We make sure you receive fair treatment when going through the child support process.

Factors in Determining Child Support

Courts take the following factors into account when determining child support payments:

  • Each parent's income and income capacity
  • The amount of money each parent spends on child care
  • How many children you claim as dependents on your taxes
  • Health insurance and other medical expenses for your children
  • The amount of custodial time with each parent
  • Whether or not private schooling is reasonable and allocation of that expense

We will advocate for you to receive the child support payments appropriate within the state guidelines. There may be opportunities to apply deductions that will modify the amount of money you pay or receive.

Modifying Payments When Circumstances Change

If a parent's financial situation has changed substantially, you may qualify to seek a modification. This can happen when a parent receives a substantial raise or inheritance or loses a job. Our lawyers can help you examine your options and determine the best way to proceed.

Whether you are obtaining or paying child support, we can help. Schedule a consultation with an attorney who will protect your rights and interests. Contact our firm, Berman & Asbel, LLP online or call 484-842-0276 today for help.