Child support ensures children receive the financial support they deserve. It is designed to divide the financial responsibility of raising children equally between parents, but the process can be complex. At Buzgon Davis Law Offices, we are committed to providing expert, compassionate guidance that helps you pursue fair child support solutions.Schedule a Free Consultation
When you work with Buzgon Davis Law Offices, you gain access to knowledgeable and compassionate attorneys who understand the complexities of family law. We recognize that you may be going through a difficult time in life, which is why we are committed to providing the expert guidance you need as you seek a fair and accurate child support agreement.
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Pennsylvania courts decide child support payments by considering which parent spends the most time with the child and calculating typical costs associated with raising a family. They consider a child’s basic needs, such as access to food, a safe home, clothing, medical care and education. Courts may also include child care, basic travel expenses, extracurricular activities and insurance in their calculations.
Courts will then consider each parent’s ability to pay, looking at their income sources and their earning capacity. All income sources are considered for child support, including bonuses, 401(k) contributions and overtime. Voluntarily reducing income does not typically change earning capacity.
When determining child support payments, Pennsylvania courts will also consider factors such as:
If custody is split equally between parents, the higher-earning parent will typically pay child support to the lesser-earning parent. Pennsylvania courts look at various factors when determining payments, though, including:
The goal of child support in equal custody cases is to ensure the children maintain the same quality of life in each parent’s household. If both parents’ incomes are similar, the court may not require child support payments from either parent.
When you need expert child support assistance, choose Buzgon Davis Law Offices. Our attorneys are committed to guiding you through the process and helping you work toward fair and accurate child support solutions. Schedule a consultation with one of our expert child support attorneys today.
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