Child and spousal support are common stipulations when it comes to divorce or separation. Southeastern, PA lawyer, Jack A. Rounick, deals with child support, alimony, and spousal support with almost every case he handles. These payments are figured fairly by the judge in the case pursuant to guidelines contained in the Pennsylvania Rules and are meant to help the custodial parent handle the costs associated with the child and/or their household budget after a separation or divorce has occurred.
Child support is a payment that is awarded to the custodial parent for the care and attention of the child. This money is meant to go towards their everyday needs including clothing, housing, education, health, and extracurricular activities. It is often separate from daycare expenses, out-of-pocket medical expenses, insurance, and other costs associated with raising a child. The parent who has more time with the child is often awarded a set amount that is figured based on the incomes of both parents, the number of children in the relationship, and other factors that can be addressed at the time of the hearing.
Spousal support is a payment made to help support the other partner financially as they go through the separation or divorce. It meant to help the individual with less financial resources. Many assume that only the wife receives spousal support, though this is not the case. Certain situations may deem the husband as the recipient of the monies, especially if they gave up a career or education to stay home and care for the children in the household. This is just one common example in which the wife is not always awarded funds from the husband.
Jack A. Rounick is a Southeastern, PA lawyer who can help guide you through the process of receiving child support and spousal support, as well as other funds such as alimony. Individuals who are interested in learning more about the financial support they are entitled through during and after their separation are encouraged to contact The Law Offices of Jack A. Rounick, LLC for an initial consultation appointment to discuss their entitlement to child and spousal support in their case.