Pennsylvania Reducing Child Support

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has adopted new child support guidelines that will reduce child support dramatically for some single parents. The new guidelines take effect January 27. Here’s a story about it from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The effect of the change will be most pronounced for parents in the upper income bracket, but it will also be evident even among lower income parents. The Supreme Court also extended the range of incomes covered by the guidelines up to $20,000 per month.

The Supreme Court rejected a formula that would have altered the amount of support based on the time each parent spends with the children. That proposal was opposed by many bar associations in Pennsylvania, who argued it would inject much more complexity in the negotiation and litigation of child support.