Child Support From a Military Service Member
The calculation and distribution of child support is already a confusing process. However, it becomes even more intimidating when the area of unknown and unfamiliar expands. Such is often the case when a noncustodial parent is in or enters into the U.S. military. Many service members wonder how child support payments will be calculated and distributed to their children while they are overseas serving our country. Fortunately, Pennsylvania is equipped to handle child support payments while on active duty.
If you are not already deployed or on active duty, contact the Domestic Relations Section in charge of your case to notify them of your upcoming deployment or military service and provide them with all requested information related to your service. Similarly, once you return or are discharged from service, contact your DRS to notify them of the changes. You can receive the contact information for your DRS by following the directions provided here.
Most important are the details of how your child support payments are made throughout your deployment/active duty. As your current employer, the U.S. military will withhold a carefully calculated portion of your income from every paycheck to be devoted to your child support obligations.
Though the child support system can seem overwhelming, state and federal regulations have been enacted to construct a system designed to support the best interests of our children. If you are involved in a child support case, contact Ross & Ross for guidance and representation. Call us at (814) 274-8612 to schedule a consultation. Our experienced attorneys will uncomplicate the law for you so you can focus on what is important: your children.
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