Having Trouble Collecting Child Support?
Contact Repko Law, LLC To Assist In Family Law Matters
The experienced family law attorneys at Repko Law, LLC understand when a marriage ends or unmarried parents separate, securing financial support for the children is paramount. We also understand that, for both those paying child support and those receiving it, this financial obligation should be fair and reasonable.
Child support is money a parent pays to help provide food, clothing and other things for his or her child. Child support may include medical support, payment of uncovered medical bills and contributions to child care costs.
How Child Support is Calculated
Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines were developed with the principle that the children of separated, divorced or single parents should receive the same amount of parental support as if the parents were together and are based on the needs of the child and the ability of the parents to provide child support until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later, unless otherwise ordered by the court.
In determining child support in Pennsylvania, the amount awarded depends on a variety of factors, such as but not limited to: the net incomes and earning capacities of each parent; the custodial arrangement; the number of children involved; child care expenses; healthcare costs; and tuition expenses.
With the help of the online Pennsylvania Child Support Estimator you can estimate your monthly child support payments. However, determining child support payments is not always so clear-cut and may not reflect true circumstances. Even the smallest miscalculation can result in large overpayments or underpayments over the life of the support order.
What can happen if a noncustodial parent does not pay child support?
- Jail for up to six months, a fine up to $500, or probation for up to six months
- Seizure of bank accounts
- Seizure of any Personal Injury or Workers Compensation Awards
- Seizure of Federal and State Tax Refunds
- Suspension of Driver’s, Professional, Occupational, and/or Recreational Licenses (Hunting & Fishing)
- Passport Denial
- Liens against any Real Property owned
- Interception of Lottery Winnings
- Credit Bureau Reporting
- Publication of name in the newspaper as a delinquent parent
Whether you are receiving child support or to paying child support, the family law attorneys at Repko Law, LLC will carefully evaluate your situation and work closely with you on all child support matters, including:
- Calculation of Child Support
- Child Support Negotiation
- Modification in Child Support
- Income Evaluations
- Enforcement of Child Support Orders
Contact the family law attorneys at Repko Law, LLC today for expert guidance and aggressive representation through all legal steps of the child support process. Call 215-348-9500 today to schedule a FREE initial consultation.