Allentown Child And Spousal Support Attorney

Child Support In Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, child support is not optional. Both parents are financially responsible for their children. During a separation or a divorce, the courts will refer to an income model share when making a determination for the amount of child support due to the primary physical custodian.

This formula takes into account a number of factors, including the number of children, the income of the parents, their earning capacities, and the percentage of custody. In very few instances, a judge may deviate from this set formula to address unique issues such as medical expenses for the children, day care or special educational needs.

When you work with Worth, Magee & Fisher, P.C., we will help you understand all of the factors that come into play for child support — whether you have primary custody and will be receiving child support or you are the noncustodial parent and will be paying child support.

Spousal Support In Pennsylvania

Spousal support and/or alimony is not a factor in every divorce. Certain criteria must be met in order for a judge to mandate that one spouse provide financial support to another while married (support) or following divorce (alimony) the court will usually look at the length of the marriage, the income of both spouses, the ability of both spouses to earn a living, their education and if one spouse gave up a career to care for the family to determine an appropriate award of spousal support or alimony.

Protect Your Financial Future. Contact Our Lawyers For Help.

At Worth, Magee & Fisher, P.C., we understand that divorcing spouses are very concerned about their financial well-being, as well as that of their children. We also know that understanding your rights to child support, spousal support, and alimony can feel overwhelming. While these legal issues may seem insurmountable now, when you work with our law firm, we will fully educate you on your rights and act as aggressive legal advocates to ensure your financial future.

Our law firm has been serving clients in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas for more than 60 years. Our family law practice is led by experienced Attorney Marc Fisher, with over 30 years of experience, who has helped hundreds of family law clients resolve the difficult issues of support and alimony. Learn more by contacting our Allentown child and spousal support lawyers today.