The Law Offices of Peter J. Russo Offers Solutions as Harrisburg PA Child Support Lawyer

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – In the state of Pennsylvania, there is a guideline, or grid, that determines how much child support will be paid by the non-custodial parent following a divorce. It is important to recognize that a “guideline” does not allow for the many variables that can impact the needs of any child. During the divorce and long afterwards when the situation and/or needs of the child have changed, the non-custodial parent may need a Harrisburg PA child support lawyer to help them negotiate higher child support payments to meet the current needs of the child.

The custodial parent may also experience changes that will make it more difficult or unnecessary for them to continue the child support payments that they have been making. Peter J. Russo ( is a Harrisburg PA child support lawyer who works with both custodial and non-custodial parents to find the best solutions for the child. Sometimes parents fail to realize that there is flexibility in the calculation of child support payments due to a number of factors including:

•    The special needs of the child such as medical or educational needs for medical conditions

•    Expenses for child care

•    Differences or changes in parental income

•    Inconsistencies between true income and that stated in complex areas such as self-employment or business ownership

It isn’t unusual for the custodial parent to try and get as much for child support as possible while the non-custodial parents avoids reporting all of their income to avoid paying their fair share. The Harrisburg PA child support lawyer from the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo offers experienced, effective help in getting to the bottom of the other parent’s claims and finding solutions that are best for the child without placing an unfair burden on either of the parents.

Child support is often a controversial area of divorce that can remain a source of conflict for spouses long after their divorce has become final. The right Harrisburg PA child support lawyer will help clients get the best solution for their specific situation, not just the one that is indicated on the state’s grid. When things change or the burden becomes too great, contact the experienced professional who can get a satisfactory resolution for everyone involved.

About the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo

The Law Offices of Peter J. Russo ( are family law attorneys with more than 20 years of combined experience. They are active leaders in the family law community through the Pennsylvania and Cumberland County Bar Associations and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. They provide services in a broad range of areas under family law including divorce, child custody and support, adoption, and asset protection. When urgent family matters arise, clients can count on the Law Offices of Peter J. Russo to respond with an efficient, effective legal strategy and attentive services that will achieve the best response.

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