If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, and you have children, the central issue in your settlement will be child custody and child support. These are complex and emotional issues that often lead to conflict and legal challenges on both sides. For this reason, you should seek legal representation from a child support lawyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At Allegheny Attorneys at Law, my law firm is dedicated to helping clients who are dealing with difficult child support issues. I provide legal consultation, strategy, and full representation throughout the entire legal process. I will fight for your rights and help you negotiate your divorce settlement.
What Are the Pennsylvania Guidelines for Child Support?
Pennsylvania establishes child support guidelines and regulations as a way to create consistency in court cases and to ensure that both parties are treated fairly. As such, child support amounts may be determined by factors such as:
- Each party’s income
- Number of dependents in the home
- The needs of the children
- The parent’s ability to support the children financially
- The standard in the household prior to divorce
Since each case is unique, it is difficult to create a standard that works in all situations. Furthermore, the courts don’t always know the whole story. Consequently, judgments may be rendered on partial or false information.
As your child support lawyer, my goal is to investigate and establish the facts so that you have leverage when presenting your case. I can also help navigate the legal system so that you have a better understanding of Pennsylvania guidelines.