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

Educational costs

Medical and insurance costs

Child custody plays a big role in determining child support, as the parent who has primary physical custody is entitled to receive financial support from the other parent to assist with meeting the child’s needs. Because of the complexity and delicacy involved in child support agreements, it’s best to seek the assistance of a dedicated family law attorney with the skills and experience to help you protect your children. At Reynolds Family Law, we always put the children’s needs first, striving to determine a fair and just amount of support to provide for you and your family.

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.

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