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Child Support

Child Support Attorney With Offices in Jenkintown, Bensalem, Cherry Hill, & Philadelphia


Child Support Attorney

A child support dispute, despite being a critical follow up to a separation, is a complicated area, one that parents likely aren’t equipped to deal with without the help of a experienced child support attorney like Randy H. Kaplan. While the topic of child support runs deep in its content, it helps to start with a basic understanding. Our child support attorney has help residents in Jenkintown and surrounding navigate the complicated road when it comes to financial responsibility when a child is involved.  Here are four commonly asked questions about child support.

What Is Child Support?

By rule of law, parents are responsible for ensuring that their children have all they need financially until they’ve outgrown their dependence (usually when the child turns 18). As a general format, the child support fee comprises funds paid to the parent who most often takes care of the child by the parent who spends the least amount of time with the child. These funds are meant to cover the costs of tending to the child.

How Much Should Be Paid Out?

It’s possible for two partners to come to a mutual agreement on child support amounts before going to court, though this depends on the case in question. For instance, if the situation involves family lawyers and child custody disputes, it’s likely that the amounts associated to child support will be settled in court. If the matter is settled entirely in court, the judge will take the following factors into consideration:

  • Type of custody arrangement (shared, split, etc.)
  • Undue hardship (financial factors that make it difficult for the payor to meet standard child support demands)
  • Special or extraordinary expenses (daycare, fees associated to special needs, etc.)
  • Retroactive support (child or spousal support that should have been given before the court case was initiated, but was not).

Depending on the case at hand, the judge may take additional factors into consideration. In all cases, parties are advised to consult their child support lawyers to learn what the judge will potentially consider during trial.

What if Both Parties Agree on Child Support?

When two partners agree on child support, they finalize their agreement into a written contract (known as a separation agreement). It should be noted that, even if the two parties don’t agree on all factors pertaining to child support, it’s still worthy to note what they do agree on, as this will help the flow of court proceedings.

Child Support Attorney Serving Jenkintown, Bensalem, Cherry Hill, & Philadelphia

Since child support is a child’s right under rule of law, a parent cannot consent to stop receiving child support simply because of disagreements involving their partner. If both parties cannot agree on child support, a Jenkintown child support lawyer can help either side’s dispute in court, or a party can go to court directly and ask a judge to decide on the case.




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We understand how important your case is and that is why your call receives immediate attention directly from the attorney. We help you understand your options in order to make informed decisions. As a local law practice with multiple offices, we are able to offer reasonable and competitive rates.

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In over 30+ years we have recovered millions on behalf of our clients and their families. Our drive and our commitment to our clients who are the victims of auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, work related injuries including asbestos claims has led us to have a proven track record of success.

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Our goal is always to put your best interests first. And we have been successful at it for over 30 years. How do we do it? By being aggressive when you need us to be. If you are unable to work, can't pay your bills and are facing extensive therapy or rehabilitation you need an injury lawyer to protect your rights and fight for you and your case. Remember, nobody likes an aggressive lawyer, until you need one.


We take pride in our dedication to our clients and their cases. Firm attorney Randy Kaplan has practiced law since 1982 and has personally handled THOUSANDS of cases including auto accidents, work related injuries business law and employment law. In each and every case we are dedicated to providing our clients with the type of service only a local law firm can provide.