My Ex Won’t Let Me See My Child. Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support?

Supporting children is a responsibility of both parents.  If there is a Court Order for child support then there is a minimum amount that a parent must pay.  Typically, in Pennsylvania, child support is paid through PACSES, which stands for Pennsylvania Automated Child Support Enforcement System with a wage attachment if the payor is a w-2 […]

Alimony Pendente Lite – How do I pronounce this, what is it and how do I get it?

This blog is a continuation of the  various forms of  support for one’s spouse or ex spouse under Pennsylvania law. In my last blog I explained what spousal support is in Pennsylvania. Today I will explain what alimony pendente Lite is under Pennsylvania law. Alimony pendente Lite (APL) (pronounced  “aləˌmōnē penˌdentē ˈlīdē”) is support payments for one’s […]

Spousal Support? Can I get it? Do I have to pay it?

By:  Dawn Padanyi, Esquire If you are married and separated from your spouse you probably heard terms like spousal support, APL and Alimony thrown around. Spousal Support is “care, maintenance and financial assistance” for one’s spouse.  (23 Pa.C.S. §3103). Under the law, married persons are liable for the support of each other according to their […]

Step Father Found Liable to Pay Support for Step Children

By Dawn Padanyi, Esq. On December 29th 2015 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found a step parent liable for child support. This is a huge departure from the prior law in which a step parent is not liable for child support following the dissolution of a marriage.  Even when a step parent plays a significant parenting […]

Allocation of Expenses in Support Proceedings

By Dawn Padanyi, Esq. When a support action is filed with the Court, whether it is for child support, spousal support or alimony pendent lite (APL), the Court also has the ability to allocation additional expenses between the parties. Pursuant to the Rules of Civil Procedure, 1910.16-6, the Courts can allocate child care expenses, health […]

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