Making Sure You Are Financially Secure Moving Forward
Family law cases are often emotional and complex. There are important decisions being made and it can be hard to think logically. Ebner, Nevins & McAllister, LLC, has worked with clients throughout Pennsylvania. Our job is to get to the bottom of your concerns, understand your goals and create a tailored solution. We always prioritize your best interests.
How Is Support Determined?
While separating from your spouse is not easy, it is important to know that these decisions can be made without having to go in front of a judge. If you and your partner can reach an agreement about spousal support, it can speed things up tremendously. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. When this happens, the court will have the final say. There is a specific formula that they will use. If you have no children, you could receive up to 40% of the difference between your income and your spouse’s higher income.
Things change when children are in the mix
Child support has an influence on how much one partner will pay and the other will receive. Typically, you can expect 30% of the difference between your income and your spouse’s higher income, minus the current child support payments.
While this may seem clear-cut, that is not always the case. Each party may think they deserve more or should pay less. This is why it is crucial to have the right attorney by your side. Family court is not black and white. We will do everything we can to reach a favorable result.
For Answers To Your Questions, Call Today
Our attorneys listen with compassion. We understand how this transition can be difficult and are here to provide you with answers. Call our office in Reading to schedule a consultation at 484-258-2204 today. You can also fill out our online contact form.