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Child Support Orders When Parents Move to Different States

Posted in: General, Spousal & Child Support

How Child Support Works in Pennsylvania Child support is given high priority in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. When one or both parents move from the state in which an initial child support order was entered, the order may still be ...

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PA Child Support – Your Questions Answered

Posted in: General, Spousal & Child Support

For a divorcing couple with children in Pennsylvania, there are many critical child support questions that need to be answered and understood before there can be any kind of permanent resolution to the financial aspects of how their children will be ...

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Child Custody and Support for Same-sex Couples

Posted in: Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships, Custody & Visitation, General, Spousal & Child Support

As a same-sex partner, you may file a petition for either child custody or child support even if you are not filing for divorce. You may also do so if you are unmarried, as long as you can establish that ...

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Child Support Orders: Change In Circumstances

Posted in: Divorce, Spousal & Child Support

What Qualifies as a Change in Circumstances? Before an order of child support can be entered, a court must determine the amount of support appropriate for a particular child and which parent should pay a portion of that amount to ...

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Custody Orders and Bad Parental Behavior

Posted in: Custody & Visitation, General, Spousal & Child Support

  One of the mistakes many divorced parents of minor children make is assuming the custody order entered in the course of their divorce will remain in effect until the child reaches the age of majority. As a result, they ...

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Emancipation of a Minor: Everything You Need to Know

Posted in: Custody & Visitation, General, Spousal & Child Support

What Is an Emancipated Minor? Emancipation typically occurs when a minor reaches the age of majority, which in Pennsylvania is 18, and is then independent of his or her parents. Emancipation can also occur before a minor reaches the age of ...

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Spousal Support in PA: Your Questions Are Answered!

Posted in: Alimony, Spousal & Child Support

There are three basic types of support that may be payable to a spouse or ex-spouse in Pennsylvania:  (1) Spousal Support, (2) Alimony, and (3) Alimony Pendente Lite. Each type has a very specific definition and each is available under ...

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Alimony in PA: Your Questions Are Answered

Posted in: Alimony, Spousal & Child Support

What Is Post-divorce Alimony? Alimony, as it is defined under Pennsylvania law, is what most people think of when they hear the terms “alimony” or “spousal support.” This is support provided by one ex-spouse to the other after a divorce ...

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