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Pennsylvania Child Support

The Pennsylvania divorce courts use the income share model when determining child support. Pennsylvania child support is calculated by estimating the amount of support available to the child if the family had remained intact. The estimated amount is then divided proportionally between the parents, depending on each parent's income. Pennsylvania divorce law uses the Pennsylvania child support worksheet with past pay stubs or W-2s.

Pennsylvania child support may vary from the Pennsylvania child support worksheets, depending on certain circumstances. The Pennsylvania divorce court will consider the following issues:

  • Net income of the parents
  • Earning capacity of each parent
  • Each parent's assets
  • Any unusual need of the child or parents
  • Extraordinary expenses

Once a child support order has been issued, it may be possible to modify child support if there is a change in circumstances. A local Pennsylvania divorce lawyer can explain the circumstances that may allow for Pennsylvania child support modification.

Speak to a local Pennsylvania divorce attorney about Pennsylvania child support. Learn how your situation will affect the child support you may pay or receive. Find a Pennsylvania divorce lawyer by calling 877-349-1310 or filling a Pennsylvania divorce case review. If your child support case doesn't involve a divorce, you can still connect with a Pennsylvania attorney who concentrates in family law.

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The above synopsis of Pennsylvania divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Pennsylvania divorce lawyer in your area.

Pennsylvania divorce laws were last updated April 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.