Liebmann Family Law can help you understand the child support laws in Bucks County PA.
Liebmann Family Law is located Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Child support in Pennsylvania is based on the combined net incomes of the parents and the number of children to be supported.
At Liebmann Family Law, our Attorneys bring decades of combined legal experience to bear in helping you achieve the best for your children’s well-being in the wake of divorce or separation. We assist you in understanding the nature and extent of child support, spousal support and alimoney so you know
what to expect.
Here are two important links to help you understand support obligations and responsibilities:
PA Child Support Program
PA Child Support Program — Child Support Estimator
Spousal Support and Alimony
The obligation of one spouse to support the other financially on either a temporary or permanent basis is decided on a case-by-case basis. In an Alimony setting, the court considers the following factors:
Relative earnings and earning capacities of each spouse
Your income, including medical, retirement, insurance and other benefits, and that of your spouse
The duration of your marriage
The contribution by one spouse to the education, training or increased earning power of the other spouse
The extent to which expenses of one spouse will be affected by serving as custodian of a minor child
The standard of living you and your spouse established during your marriage
The time necessary for the spouse seeking support to acquire the necessary training and education for appropriate employment
Assets and liabilities of both spouses
The property you and your spouse brought to the marriage
The contribution of a spouse as a homemaker
Marital misconduct of either spouse
Tax consequences of spousal support
The ability of the spouse seeking support to be self-supported through appropriate employment
Spousal support is calculated at 30 percent of the difference between one spouse’s income versus the other after payment of child support when the parties have children. When there are no children subject to a child support order it is 40 percent. One of our Bucks County Alimony Attorneys can help you understand the potential outcome.
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Child Support lawyers in Bucks County answer your questions
Q: My child’s other parent is behind on child support payments. What recourse do I have?
You can contact the Domestic Relations Section and ask that they commence enforcement proceedings. Another option is to file a petition for contempt and get an order to show cause why the payments are not being made. One of our skilled Bucks County Child Support Attorneys can review the options with you and guide you to the best solution for your needs.
Q: Can I get an increase in my child’s support order because the non-custodial parent has received several promotions since the original order was signed?
There is often a need for child support modification after the Court’s original Order. Even if you and your former spouse agree on a new support arrangement, it is best to go back through the Court so the Order can be properly entered as an Order and enforced. Your child support Attorney can advise you of your options to ensure your child’s welfare is fully supported.