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  • What am I allowed to spend child support on?
    What am I allowed to spend child support on?

    Like many custodial parents in Pennsylvania, you rely on child support to help you raise your children. You might have heard conflicting but well-meaning advice from your friends and family members ...

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  • Child Support Reductions and Increases
    Child Support Reductions and Increases

    In Pennslvania, an obligor (the party paying child support ) may begin receiving a reduction once they've obtained at least 40% of the overnights in a given year (365 days) or 146 days. Thirty percent ...

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  • Changing A Child's Name On Their Birth Certificate
    Changing A Child's Name On Their Birth Certificate

    One of the more common questions I receive about child custody is changing the child's name. In normal circumstances, there is no issue as to the child's first and last name. Both natural parents are ...

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  • Agreement for $10,000 Payment Regarding Custody Modification Valid
    Agreement for $10,000 Payment Regarding Custody Modification Valid

    The parties entered an agreement that required one party to pay $10,000 if the other party sought a custody modification- it was valid. Two unmarried parties entered into an agreement, whereby if they ...

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  • Child Support and Reasons for Deviation from Guidelines
    Child Support and Reasons for Deviation from Guidelines

    Mother's, obligor's, receipt of financial assistance from her parents was not grounds for an upward deviation in support to obligee, father. In an April 23, 2013 opinion, ( M.S.J. v. M.R.J., 2639 EDA ...

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  • What Does Child Support Cover?
    What Does Child Support Cover?

    Child support covers everything, except daycare costs, private tuition, summer camp, medical (healthcare) and mortgage payments. I have had numerous clients ask me "what does child support cover?" ...

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