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      Child Support in Bucks County, PA

      Client Review(Child Custody and Divorce) – “No one will fight harder for you… Kevin explained everything…, and then was able to get normal visitation, holidays, and vacations for me with my children. In my opinion, there is no other divorce attorney or office, that can begin to come close to the professionalism, honesty, and willingness to work as hard as possible for their client, as Kevin Zlock.” ~ K.W. See more client reviews.

      Child Support Lawyers in Doylestown and Newtown

      You Deserve Compassionate, Responsive Legal Representation

      One of the most difficult aspects of going through a divorce is the uncertainty about your future.  Determining who is going to pay child and spousal support and how much will be paid is one of the most contentious issues in a divorce.  Our lawyers strive to provide compassionate representation and understand how stressful these issues are.  We will do everything we can to help you through this difficult time and obtain a result that is best for you.

      In Pennsylvania, the amount of child support is determined by statutory guidelines. Judges generally adhere to those guidelines, although they can deviate from them when presented with compelling reasons to do so. Every parent is obligated to support his or her children, regardless of the parent’s marital status. In a divorce or separation situation, usually it is the non-custodial parent who is ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent, who in turn is paying the child’s expenses.

      As experienced family law, child support and spousal support attorneys in Doylestown and Newtown, we understand all of the issues that can affect the payment of child support. It is a well known and unfortunate fact that the amount of child support paid is often less than the actual amount necessary to meet the needs of growing children. Unfortunately, all too often, child support is not paid at all, because the non-custodial parent thinks that the custodial parent is living off the child support. There are many factors which must be considered in evaluating child support payments, such as who is paying for childcare, health insurance, and educational expenses. Another factor always considered is the number of overnights that the children have with the non-custodial parent.

      Doylestown and Newtown Child Support Matters

      For many years, we have been representing clients in child support matters, such as:

      • Establishment of initial child support orders
      • Modifications to existing child support
      • Enforcement of existing child support orders
      • Collection of back child support (arrears)
      • Contempt of existing child support orders
      • Self-employment and the determination of child support obligations

      The amount of child support can change over time to accommodate significant changes in either parent’s circumstances (such as changes in income), in the child’s living arrangements, and/or the child’s medical or educational needs. In these situations, the divorce lawyers at Zlock & Grisillo can take action on your behalf to obtain a modification in your child support order that is best in light of the changes. Please note that if circumstances change, the court must modify the child support obligation, and one parent cannot decide unilaterally to modify the child support order. As a separate matter, there also are income tax considerations, such as who claims the dependency exemptions, which are associated with the child support payments.

       

      Related: Information about Spousal Support in Doylestown and Newtown, Bucks County

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      *On November 1, 2022, our Doylestown Office will be relocating to 100 Lantern Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901. Please update your records with the new address. Thank you.