Child Support And Spousal Support

Another common issue in divorce is support — both child support and spousal support. At the Law Offices of Maribeth Blessing, LLC, we are well-positioned to advocate for clients in these matters. Our founding lawyer, Maribeth Blessing, has significant professional and personal experience that strengthens the firm's ability to provide clients strong advocacy in this area.

Getting Child Support Orders That Provide Children With The Resources They Need

Attorney Maribeth Blessing saw first-hand the effects of insufficient financial support on children during her years as an elementary school teacher. She herself has been a single parent and understands the importance of having sound financial footing after divorce.

She has been a Domestic Relations Child Support Officer in both Montgomery and Bucks Counties, responsible for enforcing and adjudicating child support. She also handles cases involving child support modifications. Finally, attorney Blessing has comprehensive knowledge of Pennsylvania's child support calculator and experience in high-income support calculations that go beyond the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines.

She will help you get a support order that is fair, and provides your child with the financial resources needed to grow and thrive.

Alimony Is Still Available In Pennsylvania

Some people wrongly believe that pre-divorce spousal support, as well as post divorce alimony, is no longer available. Our law firm helps clients in matters related to spousal maintenance and alimony pendente lite, which is temporary support designed to help people while their divorce is pending.

Spousal support and alimony are often the subject of litigation. While spousal support and alimony pendente lite are controlled by the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines, alimony post divorce decree depends on a variety of issues, including the length of the marriage, the age and health of the parties, and their ability to support themselves.

Consider An Alternative Approach To Resolving Child Support And Alimony Issues

We urge clients to use the collaborative law process or other alternative dispute resolution processes to resolve differences over alimony/spousal support. Child support is statutory, leaving less room for negotiation. However, our attorneys can advise parents about their options. We also talk with clients about the benefits of avoiding litigation — using Alternative Disputes Resolution may be more likely to result in the desired outcome.

Call Us For More Information

For more information about your legal rights and responsibilities surrounding child support and alimony, contact our firm. Call us at 215-392-0849 or 866-603-8691. Our office is conveniently located in Rockledge, Pennsylvania. We offer 10-minute free conversations and two-hour consultations for a very reasonable fee.