Sommer & O'Donnell - Attorneys at Law
Sommer & O'Donnell - Attorneys at Law
With over 15 years of experience, the Attorneys at Sommer & O’Donnell are seasoned and excited to support you throughout your time of Family Legal needs. They understand that needing a lawyer for matters of the heart can be overwhelming and stressful, but they strive to make the process as smooth and simple as possible.

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Support

We’re here so you know your rights.

It is so important to know your rights when it comes to child and spousal support. Protect your livelihood by allowing us to help you navigate the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines.

 

In Pennsylvania, married persons are liable for the support of each other according to their respective abilities to provide support as provided by law.

 

(2)  Parents are liable for the support of their children who are unemancipated and 18 years of age or younger.

(3)  Parents may be liable for the support of their children who are 18 years of age or older.

23 Pa.C.S.A. 4321.

How is the amount of a support obligation determined for child(ren) and/or spouse?

The amount of child support awarded by the court is established in accordance with the Pennsylvania Support Guideline, which is in the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 1910.16. The Support Guideline was developed on the premise that the child(ren) of separated or divorced parents should receive the same proportion of parental incomes as if the parents were together.

What can happen if a noncustodial parent does not pay child support?

Nonpayment of child support may result in:

 

  • Civil Contempt
  • Jail for up to six months, a fine not to exceed $1,000.00, or probation for up to one year
  • Seizure of your bank accounts
  • Seizure of any Personal Injury or Workers Compensation Awards
  • Seizure of your Federal and State Tax Refunds
  • License suspension

 

It’s always best to consult with Attorney Sommer or Attorney O’Donnell regarding any Support related questions as their experience with support in Domestic Relations make them qualified to handle any support related question.

Do you need help with Support?

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