When a couple who has children together decide that their marriage is not going to work out, concern for the children and how they may be affected by the divorce proceedings is commonplace. In Pennsylvania, child support laws are in place to ensure that your children are protected and supported financially.
Basics of Child Support
With few exceptions, the biological parents of a child are legally obliged to support said child financially until that child becomes an adult or is emancipated by order of the court. This financial obligation manifests itself in the form of a court-issued child support award agreement.
Determination of Child Support
The monetary amount of child support owed by a parent is determined by several factors, including:
- Custodial status.
- Needs of the child who is to be supported.
- Economic means of both parents.
Enforcement of Childhood Support Rulings
When an individual fails to make court-ordered child support payments, that individual is breaking the law. If your former spouse owes child support that has not been paid, a family lawyer can help you collect those payments or bring legal action against the individual who has failed to meet his or her responsibility.
Modification of Child Support Agreements
In these turbulent economic times, one’s financial means can hardly be expected to remain constant for several years. If your income has changed over the past several months and you find it more difficult than ever to meet the terms of your child support agreement, meet with a family lawyer to see if it is possible to modify your child support award agreement.
Are you a Montgomery County resident who is looking for an experienced family attorney to help you draw up or enforce a child support agreement? With more than two decades of experience in divorce proceedings, Michael Eisenberg, Esq. is highly qualified to help you seek the child support that your children deserve. To arrange a free consultation, call (267) 722-8383.