Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines Change in May 2010

In May 2010, changes to the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines take effect. The changes to the Guidelines are based upon Federal law and Federal regulations which require that each state have child support guidelines and that those guidelines are reviewed and updated at least once every four years. The review is to incorporate the most recent economic data on child-rearing costs and data from case files. Pennsylvania’s support schedule is based upon child-rearing expenditures measured by David M. Betson, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at the University of Notre Dame.
As with the current Guidelines, important factors in determining the correct amount of child support include the incomes of each parent, the cost of child care and the cost of health insurance for the children. We encourage you to meet with a Child Support Attorney at Colgan Marzzacco before filing to modify child support through Domestic Relations. Many times clients file for modifications and are surprised when they receive an unexpected increase or decrease after their conference with Domestic Relations.
If you meet with a Child Support Lawyer at Colgan Marzzacco we will answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision about whether to seek a modification through Domestic Relations or if family mediation is right for you. Through the end of May 2010, we will offer a 20% discount off of the regular cost of child support reviews and recalculations. Please contact a Family Law or Divorce Attorney today to schedule your review.


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