We Are Expert Attorneys That Understand Child Support and Alimony
Few elements of a divorce are more stressful than support agreements. While the guidelines for child support are mandated by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, alimony isn’t guaranteed for either spouse. At Reynolds Family Law, LLC our competent attorneys help you get the support you or your child need to live safely and securely.
Understanding how child support works in Pennsylvania
The guidelines for child support are fairly specific, though a family law judge has discretion when it comes to the exact amount the custodial parent receives. The courts look at…
The number of children in the household
The net monthly income of both parents
Child care costs, such as daycare
Additional child support payments
Medical and insurance costs
Seek the assistance of an alimony attorney to maintain your standard of living
Alimony is often awarded by the courts when the division of martial property doesn’t allow for one spouse to be self-sufficient. Alimony payments are entirely determined by the court or by agreement: they’re never guaranteed. Our divorce attorneys may help you receive larger — or pay smaller — amounts of support each month. The courts may award one of the following types of alimony payments:
- Pendente lite: Payments made to one spouse for the duration of the divorce proceedings.
- Periodic: Payments made when the dependent spouse or children are in need of additional support for a specific reason.
- Rehabilitative: Payments that allow the dependent spouse to return to school or pursue a career that was put on hold during the marriage.
- Reimbursement: Payments made to a dependent spouse who supported his/her family while the other spouse was earning a degree or creating a business.
Alimony agreements can be exceptionally complex. At Reynolds Family Law, our divorce lawyers walk you through the process using plain, direct language. We make it a point to give you the information you need when you need it, and we answer your questions in a timely manner. Our attorneys strive to secure the best possible arrangement for you, or to seek modifications to your existing arrangement.
Our negotiation skills let you avoid the stresses of the courtroom and keep your future secure.