In Pennsylvania, support is based upon the net monthly incomes of the parties. To calculate a party’s net monthly income, the following items are deducted from his or her gross income:
- Federal, state, and local taxes
- FICA (Social Security and Medicare) or self-employment taxes
- Non-voluntary retirement contributions
- Union dues
- Alimony paid to the other party
In calculating support, the trial court must consider income from all sources. To learn more about calculating support, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.