Child Support

 Child Support Attorney Serving Luzerne, Lackawanna and Columbia Counties Including Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Pittson

Child support issues are nearly always contentious; the parent who pays support always feels like they are paying too much while the parent who is receiving support often feels they are receiving too little.

iStock_000020929893_MediumWhen courts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approve child support agreements, they are based on specific financial criteria and take a number of other issues into consideration. Some of the factors that go into determining the amount of child support to be paid include:

  • Income of each parent
  • Who pays medical insurance expenses
  • Which parent has physical custody of the child
  • Cost of child care

The specific formula for calculating child support is explained thoroughly in the Commonwealth Rules of Civil Procedure Section 231.

Modifications to child support agreements, may be requested by either parent should the income of either change. In addition, enforcement of existing agreements may require the assistance of a family law attorney who understands child-support rules.

Parents in Wilkes-Barre, Pittston or Scranton who need assistance setting up a support agreement, modifying a support agreement or with support agreement enforcement should contact the Lehman Law P.C. for assistance. We handle a whole range of child support issues and can help ensure you are treated fairly.