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Child Support

Child support is primarily determined by a formula known as the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines. The income of each parent is put into this formula. Based on the total income and the number of children, the formula will provide an overall figure for basic child support. Each parent’s obligation will be a percentage of that number, based on the spouses’ relative incomes. The guidelines only apply when the total monthly net income for both parties is $20,000 or less.

If your total monthly income is greater than $20,000, a high-end child support process applies. In high-end support cases, to determine a child support order, the dependent party must prove his or her actual and reasonable monthly needs.

Living expenses are not considered in calculating a guidelines support obligation, unless one has what is considered an “extraordinary expense.” Also, child care, summer camp, and medical expenses are in addition to the monthly child support amount.

Child support is always modifiable if there is a change of circumstances which would warrant either an increase or a decrease.

Multiple locations to better serve your needs—

Princeton, NJ

993 Lenox Dr, Building 2
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Marlton, NJ

40 Lake Center, 401 NJ-73, Suite 130
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
Secondary phone: 888.241.7424
Fax: 856.874.0133
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Yardley, PA

777 Township Line Road, Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 267.907.9600
Fax: 267.907.9659
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800.535.3425
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 215.564.6245
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Bridgeton, NJ

78 W Broad St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856.874.4443
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