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What exceptions are considered when making child support plans?

Pennsylvania parents who are getting a divorce will not only have to deal with their own assets. They’ll also have to deal with their child, and how to raise them. At Palange, Endres & Marks, P.C., we focus on helping parents like you find child support payment plans that work best for everyone involved.

Generally speaking, Pennsylvanian residents will be subject to the shared income model when it comes to deciding how child support payments will work. In this model, the net income of you and your ex-spouse will be considered. A guideline amount is calculated based on your combined net worth.

However, there are always exceptions to these rules. A couple of them include having to support for more than one household. If you are already supporting children from a previous marriage, then that will be taken into consideration when your net income is examined. Support for one household will not be stripped or lessened so you can support another. If you have particularly high health insurance or child care expenses, this will also be considered.

Finally, your earning capacity can be an exception. If your ex-spouse is not working to their full potential, this will be scrutinized. The amount of time and work you do versus the amount of income you make will always be considered.

Dealing with child support payments on top of everything else in your divorce can be stressful. For this reason, you shouldn’t be afraid to take all of the help that you can get. A good place to start looking at information for child support is the link given here, which will take you to our web page. There, you can read more on child support payment divisions, laws, and exceptions.