Pennsylvania Child Support

Child Support Attorney Serving Bucks County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia

IMPORTANT: In Pennsylvania, parents are held responsible to support their children and can be ordered to pay child support or they may be punished by loss of drivers license, passport, wages garnished, fines or imprisonment.

If you are not receiving your child support payments, are in arrears, need to serve a non-custodial parent with paperwork or locate an absent parent – CALL US – WE CAN HELP.

Generally, child support payments are for the ordinary expenses of food, shelter, clothing, education and medication needs for the children only. In determining child support, a court will look at all the following issues:

  • The Needs of the Children – For example, an ill or developmentally disabled child will often require a higher level of support than a healthy child.
  • The Age of the Children – Infants and younger children often cost less to support than older children. However, daycare costs, which can be significant, will also be taken into account and may be divided.

The Ability of the non-custodial parent to pay is generally NOT a factor.

WE CAN ASSIST YOU IN THE MAJOR STEPS TO COLLECTING SUPPORT:

  • Establishing Paternity
  • Establishing the obligation of the non-custodial parent
  • Enforcement of the child support order

Other Resources:

PA Child Support Program Information

US Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families

PA Official Website Child Support Program

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