Experienced Child Support Lawyers

Child support in Pennsylvania is determined in large part by a formula established in the state's child support guidelines. Unlike spousal support, the court does not have as much leeway when setting child support. Instead, it is based on a mathematical formula and a number of factors, including:

  • The net monthly income of both parents
  • The number of children
  • The amount of time each parent spends caring for the child
  • Cost of child care and health insurance
  • Special medical or educational needs
  • The standard of living before the parents' relationship ended
  • Any additional circumstances that may require above-guidelines support

A Lawyer Who Will Protect Your Child

At Previtera & Schimmel in Philadelphia, we work to obtain the full and fair amount of child support that our clients are due. If you expect to pay child support, we will protect your interests and ensure that you are not required to pay more than your fair share.

If your child's parent is not making court-ordered child support or spousal support payments, we will help you file an enforcement order. The court may garnish the guilty party's wages or make an arrest.

Pennsylvania has an abundance of entrepreneurs who own restaurants, retail stores or other businesses. These companies may conduct a great deal of business in cash, leaving little information for the court to review regarding annual revenue and profits.

We have established strong working relationships with forensic accountants, certified divorce financial analysts and other specialists who help us determine the true net worth and annual sales of a company in order to set a fair child support amount.

Conversely, if you are the main income earner and expect to make court-ordered payments, we will protect your interests and work to ensure that you pay only the amount the law requires.

If circumstances change significantly once child support has already been set, we can help you obtain a child support modification to reflect that change.

Contact Our Child Support Attorneys In Philadelphia

If you have questions regarding child support or any other family law matter, we offer a no-obligation consultation in which we can review your situation and recommend the best steps to take. Call 800-580-9136 or email our office to schedule an appointment.