Skilled Legal Help For Child Support Matters
Whether you are going through a divorce or are no longer in a relationship with the other parent of your child, you will likely have concerns about having enough financial support to cover the cost of raising your child. Whether you are seeking child support payments or are being asked to provide support, it is important to have a skilled lawyer on your side who can help protect the interests of both yourself and your child.
At the law firm of Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping people resolve difficult family law issues. To schedule a consultation at our law office in Beaver County, call 724-266-0290.
How Are Child Support Payments Determined?
There are a number of different factors that can impact how much child support a parent can expect to receive or pay, including:
- Incomes of both parents: Any order for support should take into account the income levels of both parents.
- The needs of the child: If the child has special medical or educational needs, or extracurricular needs, this may be factored into support orders.
- Day-to-day expenses: Regular expenses, such as school supplies, clothing and daycare, should be considered in any arrangement for support.
It is important to note that the law recognizes that a parent’s circumstances can change. If there is a substantial upward or downward departure in a parent’s income from when the order was initially entered, it is possible to seek a modification. However, any modification must be approved by the court. Failure to do so can result in significant penalties, including wage garnishment and being held in contempt of court. If you are considering seeking a modification, our attorneys can help explore your options.
Contact Us For All Of Your Family Law Needs
For help with child support or any other family law matter, call us at 724-266-0290. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly. We serve clients throughout Beaver County, Pennsylvania.