Understanding Child Support In Pennsylvania

Child support is the process of periodic, continual payments made by a noncustodial parent to a custodial parent of a child or children. The payments of child support are made for the children of a marriage or a relationship that has since ended. Child support is granted by a judge in a court of law during divorce proceedings or other litigation proceedings such as martial separation, dissolution of marriage, annulment, and determination of parentage or the dissolution of a civil union. Child support has the possibility of supplementing the payment of alimony to a spouse. Money collected from child support payments is to be used for the expenses of the child such as food, shelter, clothing and educational needs. Money paid from child support should not be used as spending money for the custodial parent of the child or as spending money for the child either.

Have you or a loved one been receiving child support payments but the payments have stopped? If so, contact Coover & Associates immediately for expert legal counsel regarding your situation.

Are You Dealing With A “Dead Beat” Parent?

One of the most common terms that have arisen from the child support industry is “dead beat” parent. A dead beat parent is one that does not pay his or her required child support payments. A dead beat parent is subject to serving a jail term if they do not pay their child support and some dead beat parents have served more than one term in jail because of the failure to pay child support. Our child support lawyers will be able to help parents that are not receiving child support or parents that are failing to pay child support in a court of law. The payment of child support can be enforced by:

  • Filing a lawsuit against the party that should be paying the support
  • Meeting with a lawyer to discuss enforcement options
  • Talking with a judge or other legal official about receiving payments
  • A Pennsylvania Child Support Lawyer will be able to provide counsel to a person that is not receiving child support payments or to a person that should be paying child support for their children

Get In Touch With Coover & Associates Today

Have you or a loved one been receiving child support payments but the payments have stopped? If so, contact us immediately for expert legal counsel regarding your situation. Call us at 717-885-5830 or 717-243-9190.