Bucks County Child Support Attorney
The love you share with your child is priceless, but the financial impact of childcare is not. Childcare expenses can accumulate rapidly, and regardless of whether the child’s parents remain married, they must take continuous measures to ensure that their son or daughter will have access to the services and resources he or she needs to build the foundation for a healthy, happy life. Child support is a legal method of ensuring that children of divorced parents receive the care they need.
If you are a mother or father who is planning on filing for divorce in Bucks County, or if you are a parent who has recently been served with divorce papers, it is crucial that your family has the legal guidance of an experienced child support attorney, like those of Sadek & Cooper Law Offices. Our Bucks County family law lawyers have many years of experience helping mothers and fathers establish, modify, and enforce child support orders, including those from foreign jurisdictions.
To learn more about how our attorneys can help you resolve your child support dispute, call Sadek & Cooper Law Offices at (215) 814-0395 for a free and confidential legal consultation.
How is Child Support Calculated or Determined in Pennsylvania?
Child support orders can vary widely from family to family, because every family enters the process from a unique financial background. In Bucks County and throughout the state of Pennsylvania, child support determinations are based on a wide variety of factors. For example, factors such as net income and the number of children you have will have a significant impact.
To make child support calculations, family courts in Pennsylvania, such as Bucks County Family Court in Doylestown, use complex child support guidelines. These guidelines take into consideration a number of variables, including but not limited to:
- The custodial parent’s daycare expenses
- The family group health insurance expenses of both parents
- Whether there are other child support orders or alimony (spousal support) orders from previous marriages
With these and many other financial factors in play, determining an appropriate amount of child support can be a complicated task, particularly if the non-custodial parent is uncooperative or difficult to contact. Our dedicated child support attorneys in Bucks County can help make the determination smoother, more efficient, and less stressful for you by providing guidance and handling key aspects of the process, all while protecting your rights as a parent and looking out for the best interests of your son or daughter.
How Can an Attorney Help if My Former Spouse Stops Paying Child Support?
The judge ordered your ex-husband or ex-wife to pay child support, and for a time, he or she complied. But now, your former spouse is no longer making full or timely payments, leaving you in a frustrating, stressful, and uncertain financial situation.
Unfortunately, this is a common scenario that many parents find themselves confronted with each year. The question is, what are your legal options if your former spouse stops paying child support, or even refuses to pay child support from the outset, despite court orders requiring him or her to do so?
If you are currently in this situation, the family law attorneys of Sadek & Cooper Law Offices can take aggressive actions to help you enforce the support order, so that your children receive the assistance to which they are entitled. Some examples of legal actions by which our skilled attorneys can work to enforce valid child support orders include, but are not limited to:
- Attachment of liens against real properties
- Automatic child support deductions from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck
- Interception of tax refunds
- Publication of the non-custodial parent’s name in the newspaper
- Restriction or revocation of the non-custodial parent’s:
- Driver’s license
- Occupational and professional licenses
- Recreational licenses
- Seizure of bank accounts
- Wage garnishment
You and your children should not have to cope with the unfair financial burden that nonpayment of child support creates for custodial parents. Let the dedicated attorneys of Sadek & Cooper Law Offices fight to ensure that your family receives proper financial support.
Bucks County Child Support Lawyers Representing Mothers and Fathers in Divorce Cases
As a mother or father, you want the very best for your child, but you may not know the best way to approach your family’s legal situation. Let the skilled child support dispute attorneys of Sadek & Cooper Law Offices bring our many years of experience to your case. We can use our extensive knowledge of Pennsylvania’s nuanced child support laws to assess your family’s situation, identify a strategy for pursuing your goal, and work diligently toward a favorable outcome that will work in your child’s best interests.
Our family law attorneys handle child support cases on behalf of mothers and fathers throughout Bucks County, including Bristol, Chalfont, Churchville, Croydon, Doylestown, Fairless Hills, Feasterville, Levittown, Morrisville, Perkasie, Quakertown, Richboro, Sellersville, Trevose, Village Shires, Warminster Heights, Woodbourne, and other local communities. Whether you need help establishing, altering, or enforcing a support order in Bucks County, Sadek & Cooper Law Offices is here to assist you. Our attorneys are also qualified to handle related matters such as divorce, alimony, child custody, and prenuptial agreements.
To talk about your child support matter or other family law matter in a free legal consultation, call Sadek & Cooper Law Offices at (215) 814-0395 today. We will keep your information confidential.