Child support is often a difficult and emotional issues. This is why it is crucial that you have understanding yet strong attorneys standing by your side. Regardless of whether you are the parent paying or receiving, our Harrisburg child support attorneys have the experience necessary to guide you through both the support and custody process. To learn more abut how we can assist you, contact us today at 717.520.4400.
How Much Child Support Will I Receive or Pay?
In Pennsylvania, the amount of child support that is paid is income-driven and based upon the support guidelines published by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. However, the amount is not simply the result of a cut-and-dry equation. This is where a Hershey child support attorney can help you potentially increase or decrease the amount of support paid.
It is important to analyze the various factors that will impact how much support is required. For instance, daycare expenses, health insurance costs, medical expenses, and mortgage payments can be factored into the support calculations, depending upon the circumstances. In addition, the financial status of both the parent paying support (known as the obligor) and the parent receiving support (known as the obligee) impacts the amount paid. For example; bonuses, retirement income, workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, retained earnings and under-the-table income can each have a large impact on the support calculation. In addition, how much time each parent spends with his or her children can have a great impact on the amount. This means that it is important to work with your Mechanicsburg child support attorney to consider your custody arrangement in addition to the straight forward dollars and cents.
Child Support Can Change
As child custody is not written in stone, neither is child support. If your financial situation changes, it is very important that you speak with a Harrisburg child support attorney to determine if the amount is still appropriate. Changes in jobs, income, amount of time spent with the children, the children’s financial needs, all of these can cause the payment to increase or decrease, depending on the circumstances.
Contact Our Harrisburg Custody Lawyers, Today
Child support can be a complicated and contentious issue. Mechanicsburg child support Attorneys Alexis Miloszewski and Jessica Smith can help you determine if you are paying or receiving the right amount, and also, help you to seek adjustments when appropriate. To schedule a consultation to please contact us at 717.520.4400.