Lawyers Who Understand Child Support And Spousal Support Determinations

Divorce often results in financial hardship for both parties. While we try to find a way to make certain nobody suffers due the new circumstances, figuring out the best way to prevent this from occurring can be extremely difficult.

The family law attorneys at Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., in Harrisburg have the experience and knowledge to handle the most complex child support and spousal support issues. We understand Pennsylvania's guidelines for payments of support. Whether it involves negotiation or litigation, we know how to present evidence most favorable to your concerns.

How Is Child Support Determined?

There are many factors that go into determinations regarding child support payments. Most factors revolve around meeting the child's needs and deciding upon the financial resources of each parent to address those needs. Pennsylvania courts will look at the expenses for education, medical care and upbringing of the child. Courts will often look at the state's child support guidelines when making such determinations as well. While not an automatic indicator regarding how much child support should be paid in every instance, it does provide courts an idea of what the state thinks is an appropriate amount.

Our lawyers understand what courts are looking for when making child support determinations. We can examine the financial circumstances of each spouse and the needs of the children. This allows for us to provide the court guidance regarding what would be most fair regarding child support determinations for the entire family.

When Spousal Support Is Applicable

Spousal support or alimony determinations often result in contention. It is not always ordered in every situation. Also, spousal support determinations can be on a temporary or permanent basis. Courts consider a large variety of factors in determining spousal support. This includes looking at the income of the each spouse, the need for spousal support and other circumstances.

As courts have significant discretion in making orders concerning spousal support, it is important to have on your side legal representation who can fight for your interests. At Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., we will be powerful advocates for you and provide you the representation you need.

Experienced Representation On Your Side

For answers to your questions concerning child support and spousal support, please contact our law firm by calling 717-743-1682 for an initial consultation.