Children in Pennsylvania have the right to receive benefits from both their parents. That is why in Philadelphia, in the case of a divorce, non-custodial parents are required by law to contribute a portion of their income to pay for their children's everyday expenses and to help the custodial parent to raise the children. In reality, there are a lot of parents who fail to fulfill their parental responsibilities once the divorce is finalized, especially when it comes to paying child support.
Even after divorce, Pennsylvania's parents are still responsible for their children's well-being. This responsibility includes providing for the children's needs and necessities. Because of this, the law requires non-custodial parents to provide a share of their income for child support.