Since 1994, Thomas Lightner of Lightner Law Offices, PC has been representing Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania residents in general practice with a focus on bankruptcy and family law. He doesn't just see you as a client, he sees you a...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Bankruptcy & Debt, Wills & Living Wills
Attorney Nicholas Masington has been practicing law in Northeast, PA since 1990. A transplant from Philadelphia, he is a resident of Palmerton, PA where he resides with his wife of 21+ years Sandra and their teenage children Dillon and Shannon. Cu...
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Family, Domestic Violence
Former U.S. Navy Flight Officer, Penn State graduate, SAE Fraternity, member Asbury United Methodist Church, 37 years experience, married 44 years.
Practice areas & skills: Child Support, Estate Planning, Business, Child Custody, Divorce & Separation
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If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.