Pennsylvania Support Practice Handbook

Bisel Publishing

$199.00 

A COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL RESOURCE EXAMINING THE CRITICAL STEPS
IN THE PREPARATION, TRIAL, AND SETTLEMENT OF SUPPORT CASES
2020 Edition

AUTHORS: BARBARA B. ZULICK
and ARTHUR S. ZANAN
1 Volume, Soft-cover
Published: October 2019 (2020 Edition)
(Previous Editions: 1980, 2004 - 2019)
Most recent supplement/update: N/A

Library of Congress Number: 2003114522
ISBN: 1-887024-92-1

This handy, soft-cover book offers attorneys both the practical recommendations needed to confidently handle support cases and the legal authority—cases, statutes, and rules—needed to research, understand, and advocate the legal issues that arise in the case. The main portion of the text contains practice pointers, author commentary, and case summaries on the full timeline of a case, from first contact, through negotiations and settlement, and trial and post-trial motions and appeals. The second portion of the text contains 18 of the most important forms needed in a support case, Pennsylvania Support Rules, and statutes.


Important Note: In addition to published court opinions, this publication also contains Non-Precedential Memoranda Opinions. These Memoranda Opinions have taken on a new importance. Beginning with cases dated May 1, 2019 and later, Non-Precedential Memoranda Opinions of the PA Superior Court may be cited for persuasive authority.

 

 SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

  • Chapter
    1. First Contact. First Interviews and Terms of Representation
    2. The Five Main Elements of the Case
    3. Support Guidelines
    4. Spousal Support
    5. Alimony Pendente Lite
    6. Alimony
    7. Counsel Fees, Costs and Expenses
    8. Post-majority Support
    9. Support Procedure
    10. Discovery
    11. Negotiations and Settlement
    12. Ethics
    13. Trial of the Support Case
    14. Post-trial Motions and Appeals
    15. Enforcement of Support Orders
    16. Modification of Support Orders
    17. Agreements for Support
    18. Tax Considerations
    19. Support of Adult Children and Parents
    20. Bankruptcy
    21. Paternity

    APPENDIX A—Forms
    1-1 Initial Interview Checklist
    1-2 Engagement Letter
    1-3 Letter Before Second Meeting
    2-1 Standard of Living Checklist
    2-2 Complaint for Support
    2-3 Entry of Appearance
    2-4 Intake Information Questionnaire/Data Sheet
    2-5 Parent Locate Questionnaire
    2-6 Income Statement and Guidelines Expense Statement
    2-7 Melzer Expense Statement
    2-8 Application for Support Services
    2-9 Family Court Cover Sheet for Montgomery County
    2-10 Objection to Registration of Foreign Order
    2-11 Establishment Order Form
    2-12 PA SCDU Direct Deposit Enrollment Form
    2-13 Medical Data Sheet
    2-14 Account Audit Request
    16-1 Petition to Modify for Montgomery County

    APPENDIX B—Pennsylvania Support Rules
    APPENDIX C—Pennsylvania Support Law
    APPENDIX D—Pennsylvania Uniform Interstate Family Support
    APPENDIX E—Pennsylvania Intrastate Family Support
    APPENDIX F—Child Support Recovery Act
    APPENDIX G—Limitations on Issuance or Use of Passports
    APPENDIX H—Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act
    TABLE OF CASES
    INDEX