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Returning to Normal When Using Joint Custody Schedules

As our community changes from red to yellow to green many families are faced with how to guide their children to proceed. This becomes more compounded when a child has a two-family household system. To increase the confusion there is no rule book on how to navigate...

Loss of Employment and Support Obligations in Pennsylvania

Generally, in Pennsylvania, if a parent has a child support obligation, it is memorialized in a Court Order through the State Child Support system, or PACSES. This Court Order (“Order”) is in writing and becomes the obligation of the paying party (the Obligor) to make...

6 Tips for Better Co-Parenting During COVID-19

1. Get accurate health and safety information. Perhaps the single most important way to assist your families and children is to ensure that you have access to accurate information about how the virus spreads and effective health and safety protocols. All parents...

What is Included in a Child Support Order?

Pennsylvania law requires that child support be awarded pursuant to statewide guidelines, which is simply a formula to calculate a parent’s share of basic child support. The guidelines, which can be found at Pennsylvania Rule of Civil Procedure 1910.16-2 through...

Alimony — How Much and How Long?

Alimony — How Much and How Long?

Well the short answer is, it depends. Not so helpful, right? If there were a simple answer, you’d be clicking on a link, running your analysis and we’d be done here. Unfortunately, it’s not that straightforward. The Divorce Code in Pennsylvania (23 Pa. C.S. Section...