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Must You Pay Child Support if You Are Incarcerated?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

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 »

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When Does My Child Support Obligation End?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

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 »

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Deviations from the Child Support Formula

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

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 »

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Unreimbursed Medical Expenses: Who Pays?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

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 »

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Will Your Stimulus Check Be Garnished for Child Support Arrearages?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

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 »

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Must I Support My Child after Age 18?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

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 »

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Will My DUI Conviction Negatively Affect My Divorce?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

It could. Pennsylvania takes DUI very seriously and, as a result, imposes severe penalties, such as time in jail and a license suspension. However, there might be repercussions in a divorce case as well. Of course, every case is different. You should meet with a Media, Pennsylvania divorce lawyer to analyze how a DUI… Read More »

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Can I Halt Child Support Payments if I Stop Seeing My Children?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

For various reasons, some parents do not stay involved in their children’s lives. Maybe the children move too far away or the parent starts another family. Whatever the reasons, some parents wonder if they can stop paying child support if they no longer visit their children. Our Delaware County divorce attorney has a simple… Read More »

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Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Lost My Job?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

Yes, you do. And you must continue to make the same payment until a judge modifies your child support order. As experienced Delaware County family law attorneys, we receive this question often. The economy is very up and down, and people can lose a job at any moment. Once they lose a job, it… Read More »

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Which Court Has Jurisdiction Over Child Support?

By Barbara Flum Stein & Associates |

The circumstances of life can take a person far from where they started, but some obligations stay with them regardless of location. Child support is a prime example of a financial commitment that does not disappear simply because a parent moves to another State. Moving between jurisdictions, though, does raise the question of which… Read More »

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