In Pennsylvania, both parents of a child have a legal obligation to provide financial support for the child. Raising a child in today’s world and economic climate is difficult; it is even more difficult when one parent fails to satisfy his or her financial and legal obligations.
The amount of child support one parent is obligated to pay to the other parent depends on several factors, including but not limited to: the custody agreement concerning the child; net income of the parents and who provides health insurance. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created and maintained a website that addresses and explains child support. The website can be found at the following link: http://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/csws/home_controller.aspx. The information contained within the website would likely answer some of the most frequently asked questions concerning child support. However, it is best to consult with an attorney that is experienced in dealing with child support related issues prior to entering into any child support agreement or filing for support.
Contact the Law Office of Casey P. Mullen at 412-403-5691 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your right to receive child support or your obligation to provide support. We are dedicated to making certain that a parent’s rights are protected and that any child support determination is in accordance with the laws of this Commonwealth.