HOW DOES CHILD SUPPORT WORK?
When a divorce or separation occurs in a family with children, the law obligates the parents to provide for their children financially. In Pennsylvania, both parents are charged with the responsibility of supporting their children in proportion to each parent’s income. Child support is a system of payments ordered by a court. There are formulas to determine child support, but a skilled attorney like Zanita Zacks-Gabriel can perhaps help you convince a judge to award a higher or lower amount based on your need. Depending on your and your spouse’s financial circumstances, your children who are under the age of 18 and have not graduated from high school, whichever event occurs later, may be entitled to child support.
Zanita Zacks-Gabriel has the experience and knowledge to fight for the rights of both children and parents. Whether you are working to ensure your children are provided for or to prove that you can’t afford to make large payments, a dedicated family law attorney like Zanita can help you achieve a fair resolution.
HOW IS INCOME DEFINED IN PA CHILD SUPPORT CASES?
- Overtime pay
- Rental income
- Retirement income
- Social Security retirement or disability payments
- Workers’ compensation
- Unemployment compensation
- Income from an interest in a business
- Entitlements to lump sum awards such as lottery winnings
WHY CHOOSE ZANITA
Attorney Zacks-Gabriel will make certain that your support award is fair and just to you, your children and your family. She’s highly skilled at establishing child support, modifying and enforcing Pennsylvania child support obligations.