Child Support Lawyers in Harrisburg & South Central Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania child support laws include child support guidelines or “grids” that dictate how much support the custodial parent will receive based on the number of children involved and the income of the parents. Does this mean there’s little room for negotiation and exceptions?

No. There is often flexibility in the range of factors considered in the calculation of monthly payments. Factors that can affect child support payments include:
  • A child’s special needs
  • Child care expenses
  • Differences in parental income
  • True versus stated income in complex areas such as self employment or business ownership

Is your child autistic? Does he or she require a special diet? Do you believe your spouse/former spouse makes far more than he or she has stated? At the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C., we can provide experienced, effective help in pursuing fair child support solutions.

For aggressive, knowledgeable child support legal services, contact the attorney team at the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C. Call 717-610-4399 or 888-743-4470.
In child support disputes, we can investigate your situation and prepare the strongest possible case for presentation in negotiation, the collaborative law process or in court. For instance:
  • Is your spouse claiming that he or she makes little or no money? We can work with accountants to examine tax returns, business documents, depreciation schedules and other documents to determine true income.
  • Does your child have special needs? We can document medical expenses and propose child support payments that will cover current or expected costs.
  • Has your income or the income of your spouse changed? We can argue for a modification of child support payments to reflect employment and other changes.

We work both with payers and payees to achieve a solution that is fair to both parties while serving the children’s best interests. For more information on your child support legal rights and options in Pennsylvania, contact our office for an initial consultation.