As a stay-at-home parent, you may have legitimate concern about how you are going to support you children while they are in your care. Likewise, working parents may worry that they will be saddled with an unfair child support obligation.
Both parents have a duty to support their children. Child support in Pennsylvania is based on an “income sharing” model, which holds both parents accountable for financial support of their children on a pro rata by income basis. Each party’s income (or earning capacity) is considered in the calculation, along with the certain expenses parents pay for their children such as tuition, child care and health insurance premiums.
As with interim support, there are numerous complexities that can impact the amount of child support. In addition, the relative number of overnights each parent is awarded will affect the child support. I help parents to devise a comprehensive strategy in order to have reach a result that is in the best interests of their children.