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May 2017 Archives

More on what counts as income for child support purposes

A previous post discussed how a parent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who is subject to a child support order can expect to have just about any money they make counted as "income" for child support purposes, even if that income would not have to be reported on a person's tax returns.

What counts as income under child support formula?

In Pennsylvania, the amount of child support a person owes depends on how much income both parents make at the time the order is entered. Although in some cases this calculation is as simple as looking at each parent's recent paychecks, in other situations, what is or is not considered income for child support purposes can be the source of a lot of contention.

Pa. lawmakers mulling bill to protect domestic violence victims

It's not uncommon in Pennsylvania for people to have firearms in their residence. Whether it's for hunting, target practice or self-defense, many people keep guns at home. This could potentially become problematic if a gun owner is accused of domestic violence. Many people say that there is currently a loophole that does not adequately control the possession of firearms by domestic abusers. State lawmakers are considering changing the law to close this loophole.

Get experienced legal representation for divorce issues

Most people in Philadelphia have heard the oft-cited statistic that about half of all marriages end in divorce. Divorce is something that can happen in the first years of a marriage or it can happen after many years. Whether it's infidelity, simply growing apart or something else, many people choose to end their marriages.