Raising a child involves all types of expenses, both predictable and unexpected. Children are entitled to financial support from both parents, whether parents are married or not, but if too heavy a burden is placed on one parent, the child will be the one to suffer. At Susan E. Murray, I strive to negotiate and enforce fair child support arrangements. I help clients in Pennsylvania to demonstrate the needs of their children as well as each parent’s financial ability. My priority is to reach a fair agreement that protects your rights and helps your child to grow up safely and securely.
At Susan E. Murray, I am experienced in all family law matters, including child support. Drawing on my experience and knowledge of case law, I help parents:
I will thoroughly explain Pennsylvania child support guidelines and how they apply to you. It is my goal to keep clients informed and empowered throughout the legal process, so that they know their rights and those of their children.
Children fare best when their parents can be cordial and respectful of one another. Through the structured process of mediation, parents can often put aside their differences and focus on a topic on which they tend to agree — the importance of their child’s well-being. Mediation presents a forum for creating fair child support plans that allow both parents to share in the financial obligations of raising their children. As a skilled negotiator, I can guide the process toward equitable solutions that often save time and expense.
In some cases, litigation is necessary for your child to receive fair financial support from both parents. I carefully prepare for litigation to achieve an equitable arrangement for your child. In addition, if your spouse has fallen behind on child support payments, you may need assistance to collect the money that rightfully belongs to your child. And when financial problems or the changing needs of your children alter your circumstances, I can petition the court for a modification to the child support order.
If you need help with seeking, negotiating or enforcing a fair child support order, enlisting a trusted family law attorney can increase your odds of achieving the best possible outcome. Call Susan E. Murray at 267-668-3395 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Media office.