Complex Child Support Issues Lawyers
Child support cases can be complicated, especially when a parent owns a business or there is suspicion that a parent is hiding income. In such cases, you may request that your child support case be deemed complex.
When a child support case is designated complex, it allows both parties to engage in formal discovery. Attorneys may send requests for bank statements, tax returns, profit and loss statements, expense reports, and other documentation in an attempt to ensure that all income is considered.
Whereas most child support hearings take only about twenty minutes before a hearing officer, a complex support hearing may last for several hours before a special master.
Spivak Law Firm handles all child support matters, including: filing for child support, negotiating child support, drafting child support orders, enforcing child support orders, appealing child support orders, and litigating child support before hearing officers and masters in complex cases.
To speak with an experienced child support attorney, call Spivak Law Firm today at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
Who Testifies at a Complex Support Hearing?
At most child support hearings in Allegheny County, the attorneys summarize their clients’ testimony to the courts. The parties will then be subject to cross-examination to test their credibility.
At complex support hearings, additional witnesses may include: vocational experts to testify regarding a parent’s earning capacity based on education level and prior employment history; employers who may attest to income levels that include cash tips; and forensic accountants who can explain confusing financial statements and provide business valuations.
To schedule a consultation with a Pittsburgh family law attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.
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Call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390. Our Pittsburgh office is open during normal business hours, as well as evenings and weekends by appointment.
Spivak Law Firm represents clients in Pittsburgh and all surrounding counties, including: Allegheny County, Beaver County, Butler County, Washington County and Westmoreland County. We accept cases in Armstrong County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fayette County, Greene County, Indiana County, Lawrence County, Mercer County, Somerset County and Venango County.