Is there any way in the state of Pennsylvania women who are married and have children to a man who pays child support for other children can get financial support for their child? My husband and I have been married for 3 years and have a daughter together however all his money goes to pay child support for his other children leaving me to pay everything for out daughter. Is there some way to get some type of financial support for her? Although we are married I am paying for her food, essentials and daycare. Do the courts look at that?
He should file for child support modification if the last order didn't take into consideration his current child. His current child does play a factor in lowering how much the others get. If you are married and not together then file for support for your child together.
The support guidelines allow the court to consider the impact a support order has on an intact family. However, if the support being paid is 50% or less of the payor's net income, there usually won't be an adjustment. You might want to meet with an experienced family law attorney in your area if it appears that filing for a modification may be in order.
Here's the link to the law for you to read. http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/231/chapter1910/s1910.16-7.html
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The PA Support Guidelines only permit taking 55% of your husband's net income for child support. If you were separated from your husband and you filed for child support and the Guideline support amount for your child when added to the other support payments exceeded 55% of your husband's net income, there would then be a downward deviation of all the orders. He should still have at leasts 45% of his net income to contribute to your household expenses.
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