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.
Charge: Child Abuse
Result: “My wife made up horrible allegations that I was abusive to her and the children and she fled to florida. Attorney Applebaum had her brought back to Pennsylvania proved that all her statements were lies and the judge granted me sole legal and physical custody of my two younger children.”
Family Law Case
Result: “My husband was concealing $100s of thousands in assets and attorney Applebaum was able to uncover those assets with resulted in a settlement of over $1 million plus alimony.
Verdict: “I was accused of sexually molesting my 7 year old daughter and because of the authorities and Children and Youth I was unable to see my daughter except for supervised visits for over 2 years. Attorney Applebaum not only proved that I did not do anything to my daughter but I walked out of the court room with primary physical custody of my 7 year old daughter
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
US Department of Health & Human Services Administration for Children & Families
Contact A Pennsylvania Child Support Lawyer
With offices in Bensalem, Allentown, Quakertown, Doylestown, Philadelphia and Willow Grove.
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