What Is Considered Income For Child Support?

child supportQuestion:

I have worked at the same company for the last 25 years and have payed child support for the last five.

As part of our union contract negotiations, the company offered the opportunity to cash out our sick time. I took advantage of this and received a lump sum payment.

Is my ex-wife entitled to any of this net amount for child support?


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

In this state, any and all income is considered for purposes of child support. In Pennsylvania, once a child support order has been entered, if there is a substantial change in circumstances going forward, the party to whom the change has occurred must contact both the court and the opposing party within seven days from the date of the change to notify of the same.

Philadelphia Divorce Attorney Jaimie Collins
Philadelphia Divorce Attorney Jaimie Collins

If the opposing party fails to file for a modification, then the support order will remain as-is with no obligation to pay increased support.

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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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

One comment on “What Is Considered Income For Child Support?

    I was wondering. I have an 11 yr old boy and I moved back with his mom and I am still paying every week. Is it illegal for me to be here and paying also. Or can she get in trouble for not reporting me moving back?

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