How Can I Stop Child Support For A Child Who Now Lives With Me?

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How can I stop child support payments when the child has been in my custody for two years?


Please be advised that I am barred in Pennsylvania and will answer your question based on my expertise and experience in Pennsylvania.

In this state, if a party has primary custody of the child, then the other parent owes a duty of child support to that parent. If the parties have shared custody of the child, then the higher wage earner owes a duty of support to the lower wage earner and it is reduced in proportion to the amount of overnight custodial time the obligor has.

Philadelphia Divorce Attorney Jaimie Collins
Philadelphia Divorce Attorney Jaimie Collins

If a party has gained primary or sole physical custody of the child since entry of the support order, then, in this state, he or she must cross-file for child support with the Domestic Relations Section in order to request that their support obligation terminate and the other party pay child support.

In Pennsylvania, the support obligation will not be automatically altered even if a new custody order has been entered, so the party seeking the modification of the child support matter must take proactive action.

You should schedule an initial consultation with an attorney barred in your state at the earliest opportunity to discuss the facts of your case and your options for relief further.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Pennsylvania divorce lawyer Jaimie Collins, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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