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Pennsylvania Child Support Lawyers

As a parent, nothing is more important than providing for your child. For many parents, one critical aspect of doing so after a divorce is receiving child support. That said, child support can also become a rather contentious issue, so it’s important to have knowledgeable PA child support lawyers in your corner who can help ensure the best interests of your child are protected. Berman Voss is on your side.

Pennsylvania Child Support Lawyers | Here for Families in PA

If you’re facing a child support issue of any kind, you are in the right place. By turning to the Pennsylvania family lawyers at Berman Voss, you can have peace of mind, knowing you’re hiring a dedicated legal advocate to fight for the best interests of your family.

What Does Child Support Cover in Pennsylvania?

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, child support is ordered to help cover a broad range of child-related expenses, including the following:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Child care expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Basic education expenses
  • Extracurricular activities

Notably, child support in Pennsylvania is ordered either until a child reaches the age of 18 or graduates high school, however, it may be extended past the age of 18 if the child has a disability or certain special needs.

How is Child Support Calculated in PA?

In most cases, child support is based on the “income shares” model. Essentially, the model used to calculate support is based on each parent’s monthly net income, and in most cases, the non-custodial parent is the one tasked with paying child support to the custodial parent. That said, child support isn’t exactly a fixed calculation; courts can consider additional factors that they deem relevant. Some of the things courts may consider when determining a child support agreement in Pennsylvania are as follows:

  • The child’s age
  • The custody agreement in place
  • The amount of children parents share
  • Whether the child has special needs
  • Health insurance premiums
  • Private school tuition

Ultimately, the goal of any court is to ensure a child’s best interests are met, so if they need to deviate from the guidelines, they may do so on a case-by-case basis.

You should also note that if your child’s needs change down the road, or your ability to pay support is affected in some way, it may be possible to modify your initial support order with the help of a seasoned child support lawyer.


If your ex is currently violating a legally binding child support order, either by failing to make the right payments or refusing to pay child support altogether, you have rights, and Berman Voss can help you exercise those rights. To start, Berman Voss can file a court action to enforce the order. From there, the firm can represent you at your enforcement hearing before a judge to prove enforcement is necessary. Once this is proven, the court should lay out provisions regarding compliance. If the parent violates these provisions, he or she may face a wide range of consequences, including:

  • Wage garnishments
  • Child support deduction from their paycheck
  • Attaching a lien against their property
  • Suspending their driver’s license
  • In cases where the parent is found in contempt of court, it may warrant monetary fees and jail time

If you need a seasoned legal advocate to represent you with any child support matter, speak with Berman Voss today. 

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