Understanding Child Support In Pennsylvania

Parents have a legal responsibility to financially support their minor children. Child support is an important piece of the puzzle in divorce, separation and paternity matters.

Pennsylvania's child support guidelines take into account a number of factors, including:

  • Both parents' net income
  • The number of children
  • The child custody arrangement
  • Expenses such as child care, health insurance, tuition, mortgage payments, unreimbursed medical expenses and extracurricular activities

Child Support For High-Income Families

For families with high income (more than $30,000 combined net income per month), child support determinations are even more complicated. Establishing the appropriate obligation may require not only an in-depth legal analysis, but also a detailed examination of financial documents.

Because of the complexity involved in these cases, disputes commonly arise regarding earning capacity, expenses, self-employment income and other aspects of the support determination.

Well-Versed In Complex Cases

At Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C., our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of child support – particularly the complexities involved in high-income cases. We work with doctors, lawyers, executives, architects, engineers and other high-earning professionals across western Pennsylvania.

Because our attorneys routinely handle complex financial and property matters in the family and business law contexts, we understand how to address all facets of child support. Clients rely on us for guidance on initial support determinations as well as subsequent child support modifications. We also have a wealth of experience handling family law appeals.

Since the firm's founding more than 25 years ago, we have built a respected reputation for outstanding advocacy and consistent results. Learn more about what sets us apart as a leader in the family law field.

You may also schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys by contacting our Pittsburgh office at 412-944-2739.