High-Income Child Support

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently handed down a decision in the Hanrahan v. Bakker  case, which set forth major changes to how high income child support cases are to be decided.

This case marks the latest evolution of a series of changes for high income child support.

What had been the law with a prior case, changed when the Pennsylvania Child Support Guidelines were revised in 2010 to handle cases where the parties’ net monthly incomes exceeded $30,000. The previously used methodology was no longer utilized.

With the new case, the Supreme Court specifically addressed that in such high income cases, the reasonable needs of the child need to be considered.

For more information about child support in Pennsylvania or to discuss how the recent Hanrahan decision applies to your specific circumstances, call us: 412.303.9566.