Pennsylvania Support Practice Handbook (includes book + digital download)
A COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL RESOURCE EXAMINING THE CRITICAL STEPS
IN THE PREPARATION, TRIAL, AND SETTLEMENT OF SUPPORT CASES
AUTHORS: BARBARA B. ZULICK
and ARTHUR S. ZANAN
1 Volume, Soft-cover
Published: November 2021 (2022 Edition)
(Previous Editions: 1980, 2004 - 2021)
Most recent supplement/update: Support Rules Update, Spring 2022: April 2022.
Library of Congress Number: 2003114522
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Important Note: In addition to published court opinions, this publication also contains Non-Precedential Memoranda Opinions.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 Beginning with cases dated May 1, 2019 and later, Non-Precedential Memoranda Opinions of the PA Superior Court may be cited for persuasive authority.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
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