Child Support and Paternity

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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Child Support and Paternity issues in Pennsylvania.

Click on a resource category listed below to see information related to that category.

Child Support

Click the link to view Chapter 8-Child Support of the Family Law Manual published by North Penn Legal Services.

Support Law in Pennsylvania

General information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about support law in Pennsylvania.

Child Support

Fact sheet from the Youth Justice Project on issues relating to child support. [PDF]

Child Support

Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. about child support obligations in Pennsylvania.

Child Support

Click the link to view Chapter 8-Child Support of the Family Law Manual published by North Penn Legal Services.

Child Support Law Overview (NW Pennsylvania)

Information on child support for northwestern Pennsylvania residents, how to get or change an order, and how the support is calculated.

Preparing for Your Support Conference - Pennsylvania (Video)

This video from Philadelphia Legal Assistance explains what happens at a child support conference, describes how child support is calculated, and helps you decide whether to ask for a hearing before a support master if you are unsatisfied with the result of a support conference. The video is part of Philadelphia Legal Assistance's "Make Your Case" video series.

Support Law in Pennsylvania

General information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association about support law in Pennsylvania.

You Can Claim "GOOD CAUSE" Not to File For Child Support if You Are a Victim of Domestic Violence

If you get welfare benefits, the welfare office will expect you to file for child support. This provides information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on when you have "good cause" not to file for support due to domestic violence.

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