Obtaining Full And Fair Child Support And Alimony

It can be difficult for estranged spouses to reach an agreement on child support and alimony payments. Just as parents may have differing opinions of what constitutes "the best interests of the child" during child custody negotiations, they may have contrasting perspectives on what is a fair monthly support or alimony sum.

The amount of child support is determined by state guidelines, so court-imposed obligations to provide for children are only as good as the financial data the court possesses. In Media, our legal professionals at Cantor & Meyer, P.C., use many strategies to ensure that parents with primary custody receive the full support to which they are entitled.

Our team is led by firm co-founder Donna Cantor, who has handled family law matters exclusively since 2001. Referencing her experience as a legal services lawyer, she is familiar with child support laws and the schemes some parents will try to avoid paying support. When you hire Ms. Cantor, you can be certain that she will explore all legal options to ensure that you receive fair child support payments.

Enforcing And Modifying Child Support

Ms. Cantor uses the mandatory child support conference to determine a parent's income. While most parents are willing to pay child support, some underreport their income to reduce their obligations.

To show the court that a parent is misrepresenting financial information, Ms. Cantor will subpoena grandparents or other care providers, as well as tax records and bank statements. If your child's parent is not fulfilling his or her financial responsibilities, Ms. Cantor will aggressively pursue legal remedies, including:

  • Contempt of court proceedings
  • Wage garnishment
  • Bank liens

Ms. Cantor also represents clients petitioning for child support modifications. Scenarios that may warrant this change after a divorce include change in income, disability, retirement, or graduation from high school.

Assisting You With Alimony Orders

There is no law mandating the amount of alimony a spouse will receive in Pennsylvania. Each case is sensitive to family circumstances. Ms. Cantor will be able to give you a fair idea of whether alimony will be granted after examining the facts of your case, including factors such as:

  • The earning capacity and earning potential of each spouse
  • Income disparity between parties
  • The age and health of each party
  • Education and employment prospects of each spouse
  • Length of the marriage

Don't Enter Negotiations Without Experienced Representation. Contact Our Family Law Attorney For Advice Today.

Our legal team is dedicated to securing your fair share. Schedule your consultation with us online or over the phone at 484-441-6413.