Beroes Law Center

Serving Allegheny County and The Surrounding Areas Since 1992

Speak to an Experienced Lawyer

Does shared custody mean that you don't have to pay child support?

Many people are under the disconception that if they have shared custody they don't have to pay any child support.

Child support is based upon income and the paying party called the "payor" does get a deviation or discount but it does not mean that no support is due.  If you make more than the other party you will get a big discount the more custody that you have.  A 50/50 shared custody order obviously gives you the biggest discount but again child support is income based not custody based.

When I have gone to court with these types of cases, sometimes my clients are very suprised that they have to pay anything at all but that's because they make more or the same as the other parent.  

Dont be fooled by a "shared" agreement.  You will get the discount but the payment will not be zero.

For more information and for a free analysis of your case, call me at the Beroes Law Center and set up a free consultation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Connect With Us Today For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

  • sign board
  • google map image

Pittsburgh Office
4054 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Phone: 412-621-6811
Fax: 412-621-2204
Pittsburgh Law Office Map