At present, we are only handling family law matters that involve the defense of a PFA.
Fight To Win.
The first impression you give the court should be that you are credible. You should be prepared to show the court why your earnings are limited to the numbers you suggest, regardless of whether you are the support payor or payee. You also need to show that opposing party in your case cannot hide his or her true earning capacity.
You should seek victory at this stage. Do not expect the courts to change the support obligation in the future, even though a child support obligation is “always” modifiable. Typically, in order to get an order modified, the party seeking the modification must show a material change in circumstances.
Know Your Options.
How will you prove that the other side has a certain earning capacity? Can you serve a subpoena on him or her for income information? Sometimes, yes, but usually not. Your lawyer can tell you how you can get the information you need to prove that the other side has a certain earning capacity. Otherwise, in many instances, you will be limited in the evidence you can discovery and present in the Court of Common Pleas, Family Division.
Help is Available. Our experienced Pittsburgh lawyers practice in Allegheny County, Washington County, and Beaver County. We will walk you through the family court system in Western Pennsylvania. There are various kinds of support to which one party may be entitled. Each family law attorney at our firm can help predict the amount and type of support that is (or will be) owed in your case. There are various kinds of support to which one party may be entitled. Each family law attorney at our firm can help predict the amount and type of support that is (or will be) owed in your case.
(1) SPOUSAL SUPPORT. We can evaluate each party’s income and whether any income will be imputed to you our your spouse.
(2) ALIMONY and APL. our lawyers are poised to negotiate the best possible resolution of a claim for alimony. We take into account the amount of time and money it will take the dependent spouse to become retrained and/or otherwise involves in the workforce.
(3) CHILD SUPPORT. Our Pittsburgh attorneys also handle issues concerning child support, income, and imputed income issues. As with spousal support (above), we evaluate the basis of all claims for support.