Category Archives: Child Support
Steps To Take If You Do Not Pay Child Support
When two married people have children together and they get a divorce, one parent is often ordered to pay child support. All parents in Delaware County, and throughout Pennsylvania, have a legal obligation to financially provide for their children until they are no longer minors. Once a child support order is issued by a… Read More »
Child Support Guidelines For Pennsylvania Parents
In life, we encounter many milestones that require us to learn new concepts and develop a sense of how particular aspects of our society operate. While some of these milestones are positive (e.g. marriage, the birth of a child), others such as divorce can be stressful and complicated for the uninformed. When the divorcing… Read More »
Child Custody FAQs For Pennsylvania Residents
In contemporary American culture, it is considered the new normal for both parents to share in the duties of raising a child. From the first dirty diaper to the time they go off to college and beyond, parents must function as a team in order to foster their child’s healthy social and personal development. … Read More »
Understanding Child Support In Pennsylvania
For many couples in Pennsylvania, the decision to get married comes from a place of wanting to merge finances, become a team, and raise a child. While for some couples this decision and its ramifications lead to a happy and healthy life together, for others the situation sours and spouses decide to file for… Read More »
Must You Pay Child Support if You Are Incarcerated?
No one plans on being incarcerated. Nevertheless, millions of parents in the United States go to jail each year, leaving behind children who continue to need their parent’s financial support. At Barbara Flum Stein & Associates, we help parents navigate their child support obligations. Getting sent to prison for a simple mistake can happen… Read More »
When Does My Child Support Obligation End?
Parents are not legally required to support their children forever, which means the obligation to pay child support must end at some point. A question always arises: When? This is a complicated area of law and there is no one, simple answer. Instead, we need to answer several questions first. If you need help… Read More »
Deviations from the Child Support Formula
Pennsylvania has taken a lot of the guesswork out of child support determinations by creating guidelines. A judge will most often plug in several numbers to a calculator to arrive at an amount that the non-custodial parent must pay every month. However, judges do have the power to deviate from the guideline amount up… Read More »
Unreimbursed Medical Expenses: Who Pays?
Children’s medical expenses differ from other expenses, such as education or daycare. Principally, medical expenses are hard to predict, since your children might become injured in a surprise accident or fall sick. Although health insurance might pick up some of the tab, unreimbursed expenses remain. Who pays? Fortunately, Pennsylvania has already anticipated this situation… Read More »
Will Your Stimulus Check Be Garnished for Child Support Arrearages?
As part of the CARES Act, most Americans will receive a “stimulus check” for $1,200. This money is designed to encourage spending and increase aggregate demand in the economy. Individuals making less than $75,000 as shown on their most recent tax return should receive the full amount, and those with higher incomes could receive… Read More »
Must I Support My Child after Age 18?
Practically all our clients with children end up either receiving child support or paying it after a divorce. Although child support might feel like a financial burden, it almost always ends on a specific date: the day your child turns 18 or graduates high school, whichever is later. Still, many people think they must… Read More »