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Blog: Child Support

  • Can I Spend Child Support On Non-Essentials For My Child?

    Apr 15, 2018

    The child support you receive can make the difference between you and your children being comfortable or hardly making ends meet. In some cases, you might continue to experience financial difficulties despite receiving regular child support. Like many parents in Pennsylvania, you want your children to have fun and build happy memories, in addition to having their basic needs met. You may wonder if you can use your child support for items that your ex-spous...
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  • How Are Support Orders Enforced?

    Mar 16, 2018

    After divorcing your partner, you will receive child support payments to help you raise your child with the same level of financial stability that they had when living in a household with two parents. Unfortunately, these orders for support aren’t always followed. Louis WM. Martini, JR., P.C., is here to help if you find yourself with unpaid child support on your hands. Fortunately, if your ex-partner is not making their child support payments, there are different way...
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  • What Do I Need To Know Before I Request A Child Support Increase?

    Feb 11, 2018

    As you know, life as a single parent is not easy. Receiving child support may somewhat relieve the financial burden of caring for your children on your own, but it is not always enough. You and other custodial parents in Pennsylvania might have wondered if you can petition the court to have your child support increased. Gaining more child support is more complicated than calling the child support office and asking for more money. Accordin...
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  • Will Child Support Payments Cover All My Expenses?

    Dec 11, 2017

    Pennsylvania parents who get a divorce will also need to go through the process of figuring out child support payments. These payments are designed to alleviate some of the financial stress that results from a house’s income suddenly being halved. But do child support payments make up for all of the missing costs? The short answer: no. Child support payments are essentially an estimation of how much raising your child will cost, and as HuffPos...
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  • Determining Child Support In Pennsylvania

    Nov 24, 2017

    At the law offices of Louis Wm. Martini, Jr., P.C., in Pennsylvania, we know that children are entitled to financial support from both parents. We also know that you, as a divorcing parent, are concerned about how to obtain and enforce a fair child support order that will provide you with the resources you need to raise your children. Child support issues usually arise during your divorce, especially if you and your spouse have custod...
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  • How Are Child Support Payments Decided?

    Jul 12, 2017

    When Pennsylvanian parents split, there are still plenty of things that need to be considered in regard to your child. Child support payments are often at the top of any potential list of concerns, and both of you may have a lot of questions to ask. One of the most common questions is: how are child support payments even decided? The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania highlights the basics of child support, including payments. Aspects that may b...
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  • Collecting Child Support Arrears

    Apr 6, 2017

    When a Pennsylvania couple with children decides to divorce, it is important to make sure a child is supported, emotionally and financially, by both of his or her parents. As the Lebanon Daily News reports, if one parent has primary custody of the child, the other is expected to provide financial compensation to help cover the costs of raising the child. In Pennsylvania there are guidelines to help determine the amount of financial support needed, but onc...
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