Child Support

Support can take many forms:  child support, alimony pendente lite or spousal support and alimony.

 

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 over 100 years of combined legal experience to bear in helping you achieve the best financial result for you and your children in the wake of divorce or separation. We assist you in understanding the nature, legal basis and amount of support so you know what to expect.

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 over 100 years of combined legal experience to bear in helping you achieve the best financial result for you and your children in the wake of divorce or separation. We assist you in understanding the nature, legal basis and amount of support so you know what to expect.

 

Here are two important links to help you understand the process and your potential support obligation:

 

PA Child Support Program

PA Child Support Program — Child Support Estimator

 

Alimony

The obligation of one spouse to support the other financially after the divorce is final is decided on a case-by-case basis. The court must consider all relevant factors when determining whether to award alimony to a dependent spouse, including:

1. The relative earnings and earning capacities of the parties.

2. The ages and the physical, mental and emotional conditions of the parties.           

3. The sources of income of both parties including, but not limited to, medical, retirement, insurance or other benefits.

4. The expectancies and inheritances of the parties.

5. The duration of the marriage.

6. The contribution by one party to the education, training or increased earning power of the other party.

7. The extent to which it would be inappropriate for a party, because said party will be custodian of a minor child, to seek employment outside the home.

8. The standard of living of the parties and the time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking alimony to find appropriate employment.

9. The relative education of the parties and the time necessary to acquire sufficient education or training to enable the party seeking alimony to find appropriate employment.

10. The relative assets and liabilities of the parties.

11.  The property brought to the marriage by either party.

12.  The contribution of a spouse as a homemaker.

13.  The relative needs of the parties.

14.  The marital misconduct of either of the parties during the marriage; however, the marital misconduct of either of the parties during separation subsequent to the filing of a divorce complaint may be considered by the court in its determinations relative to alimony.

15.  The federal, state and local tax ramifications of the alimony award.

16.  Whether the party seeking alimony lacks sufficient property, including, but not limited to, property distributed under Chapter 35 to provide for the party's reasonable needs.

 17.  Whether the party seeking alimony is incapable of self support through appropriate employment.

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