Get The Support You Need For Your Children
Your child’s financial support is our concern. When you are raising a child separately from the other parent, you need a child support attorney who can help you not only set up child support payments but also enforce child support orders when necessary.
The Law Offices of Dawn K. Gull can work with you on both of these issues in Allegheny and Butler counties. Call our office in Wexford to speak with our lawyer about your case: 412-440-5718.
Find Out What Is Covered
Based on the Pennsylvania guidelines, child support is a broad term which covers many expenses the child has. However, some items are excluded from the state’s child support guidelines, such as, tuition, child care, extracurricular activities, and un-reimbursed medical expenses. The court can determine allocation between the parents about who will pay these expenses, however. Speak with our attorney to learn more.
Many other issues can be involved in child support:
- Paternity — When paternity is an issue, our firm can help you with the determination, establishment, and child support enforcement based on the legal obligations of the father.
- Late payments — We can also help you with collecting child support payments in arrears.
- Changes — We assist clients when modification of child support becomes necessary.
How Long Does Child Support Last?
In Pennsylvania, child support is paid until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever happens last. Additionally, there is a provision that children who are over 18 but are in a diminished capacity can receive child support beyond their 18th birthday.