Ensuring Your Children Have The Resources They Need

Child support tends to be a highly contested issue when parents get divorced or when unmarried parents end their relationship. It is important for parents to keep in mind that child support exists to make sure children have access to the things they need as they grow up, not as a means to punish or reward either parent.

At Goldman Law Offices, we have guided clients in southern Pennsylvania through family law challenges since 1951. We are committed to the idea that children should not suffer as a result of their parents' breaking up. To that end, we provide strong advocacy designed to ensure that children are taken care of even as parents move apart.

Child Support Guidelines In Pennsylvania

As in most states, the amount of child support payments is decided by a judge, who is required to consider a number of factors. There are dozens of factors involved, a few of which are:

  • The income of each parent
  • The number of children
  • Whether either parent has children from a previous relationship
  • Medical needs of the child
  • Educational expenses
  • Cost of day care
  • Child support obligations for children from other relationships

Our job as child support lawyers is to present to the judge a clear picture of your family's finances and your children's needs. Only with accurate information can the judge arrive at a support amount that is appropriate for your family's unique situation.

Can Child Support Be Changed?

In many cases, the answer is yes. If there has been a substantial change in your family's circumstances, Goldman Law Offices can help you seek a modification of existing child support, spousal support or child custody arrangements.

Enforcing Child Support Orders

Unfortunately, some parents who are obligated to pay child support fail to do so. That leaves the custodial parent without much-needed funds to provide for the child. In these situations, our attorneys can ask the court to enforce the child support order, often through means such as wage garnishment. We encourage you to contact us if you are not receiving the child support your child needs and is entitled to.

Contact Goldman Law Offices Today

If you have questions about child support or need to modify or enforce an existing support order, call Goldman Law Offices in Doylestown at 215-348-2605 or contact us online. We serve clients in Bucks County and across southeastern Pennsylvania.