Matters relating to child and spousal support should only be agreed upon after being reviewed by a qualified and experienced family law attorney. There are many aspects of these monetary payments that may be overlooked, leading to negative financial impact or personal accountability later, if not taken into account upfront. Residents of the Southeastern PA area may ask, “Where can I find the most reliable family lawyers near me?” The answer can be found at The Law Offices of Jack A. Rounick, LLC, in Norristown, PA.
Both parents are generally expected to contribute to the expense of raising their children. This applies whether the parents are or ever have been married or not. This monetary support may be requested by a custodial parent, or other person in charge of caring for the needs of a child, such as a grandparent or even a welfare agency.
Spousal support, also known as alimony, can be legally requested by a spouse if being requested of someone who is making more or has that reasonable capability. Each situation is unique, and many considerations go into this decision. Knowing what applies and what is reasonable can save time and money.
Attorney Jack Rounick is a valuable legal consultant regarding the establishment of support amount and guidelines. His education in Pennsylvania Law is an important value, so that time is not wasted making requests of the court that would not be considered in the first place. Seeking his experienced counsel may allow the parties to settle out of court by consent agreement. If the parties are unable to come to terms, his understanding of precedents already set in legal matters will prove valuable in representing his client in the courtroom.
Even established guidelines may vary, based on many individual circumstances. Having trusted legal representation can preserve an individual’s rights. As an example, some considerations that should enter into the determination of the final support amount include such things as:
- Educational expenses of children
- Medical expenses
- Physical custody arrangements
- Individual responsibility for living expenses
- Duration of a marriage
- Marital indiscretion
- Individual education and training
- Investment of time as homemaker
Changes in circumstances can also lead to modification of such agreements, by filing for modification of support. For any initial decisions or consideration of changes to financial support, it is in the best interest of each individual to obtain separate legal guidance. Contact The Law Offices of Jack A. Rounick, LLC, to represent your personal interests with regards to alimony or child support, by first placing a call to us at 484-684-6055. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with a smooth process conducted with only the most ethical legal practices.