As part of a divorce or separation of the parties, controversy will often arise over the amount of child support payable by one party to the other. This is a heavy burden on any parent going through divorce and can also greatly impact the future of the children involved. We are dedicated to working with our clients to determine what is both in the interest of the children and cognizant to the parties’ financial position.

In Pennsylvania, child support is based on a guideline calculation that takes into account the parties’ income, number of children, time spent with the children, and a variety of other factors if deviation is requested and/or warranted.  If an agreement cannot be reached, a Master or Judge will decide whether one parent will receive financial support from the other parent for the care of the parties’ children. The party with primary custody (more overnights in a given year than the other parent) will generally be awarded child support.  If the parties share physical custody on a 50/50 basis, contrary to popular belief, the higher earning party may still be responsible for the payment of child support.

Whether a client is paying child support or receiving child support, we are experienced in ensuring that child support obligations are fair and appropriately calculated pursuant to the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines. In addition, if you believe modification of your child support order is necessary, we will perform a calculation prior to filing to ensure that your filing does not cause the order to increase and/or decrease to your own detriment.

We represent clients in their child support proceedings in Philadelphia County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Bucks County, and Chester County.

If you are in need of an experienced, knowledgeable and intelligent child support lawyer, do not hesitate to contact Brandon J. Lauria, Esquire. He understands that family legal issues require a level of compassion and personal attention that goes beyond that expected in other areas of law. He is prepared to offer you the level of care in your child support case that you deserve.