Child support issues can be challenging for both custodial parents and non-custodial parents. From the cost of raising a child to difficulty making monthly payments due to financial problems, many people in Scranton and throughout Pennsylvania have lost sleep over child support. However, the consequences of failing to pay child support can be particularly harsh and may lead to prison time, fines and other consequences. If you want to modify your child support order, it is important to act fast and understand which factors are evaluated by courts. At Kalinoski Law Offices P.C., we know firsthand how stressful these situations can be and strive to help clients in this position.
When determining the amount of child support a parent will owe, courts look at various factors, such as a child's academic needs, the earning ability of each parent, day care costs, how many children a parent has and medical requirements. Unfortunately, some parents may lose their job and no longer have the ability to continue making their child support payments due to their change of circumstances. If you are dealing with this, it is critical to take action immediately. Other reasons parents may wish to modify a child support order include relocation, injuries and illnesses and changes regarding a child's needs.
If you are going through a child support dispute, worried about your ability to make payments or have any other concerns related to child support, it is vital to explore all avenues. On our child and spousal support page, you will find more material on child support modification and other related matters.