The calculation of spousal and child support in Pennsylvania is based upon the Pennsylvania child support guidelines. These guidelines are based upon each parent’s monthly net income after the reduction of income and Social Security/Medicare taxes. When calculating support, the first step is to properly calculate each parent’s monthly net income or earning capacity (where a parent is unemployed or underemployed). All sources of a parent’s income must be considered including any income tax liability associated with the income. In addition, other expenses attributed to the children, including health insurance, childcare, private school and activities could have an impact on a child support calculation. Mark has years of experience litigating complex support issues involving highly compensated individuals and self-employed individuals. Mark’s knowledge of the support guidelines and relevant law allows him to negotiate settlement in support matters or to litigate the support issues if necessary.