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Support Update 2010 <ul><li>Brian C. Vertz,  ESQ, MBA </li></ul><ul><li>Pollock Begg Komar Glasser LLC </li></ul><ul><li>w...
2010 Amendments <ul><li>Effective May 12, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Extended support guidelines to $30,000 per month combined...
2010 Amendments <ul><li>Rule 1910.16-1(c)(2) </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 1910.16-2(d) </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 1910.16-6(e) </li>...
Cross-Petition – Modificat’n <ul><li>Brickus v. Dent ,  2010 Pa.Super. 183 (10/10/10) </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 1910.19 </li>...
Earning Capacity <ul><li>Smedley v. Lowman , 2010 WL 2981385 (Pa.Super.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Father retired at age 50, a...
Administrative Correction <ul><li>Castaldi v. Castaldi-Veloric , 993 A.2d 903 (Pa.Super.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Elder chil...
Service of Process <ul><li>Murphy v. Murphy , 988 A.2d 703 (Pa.Super.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Father claimed he never recei...
Criminal Restitution <ul><li>Com. v. Hall , 2010 WL 1758596 (Pa.Super.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Father 1 murdered Father 2  ...
Priority <ul><li>Rooney v. DPW , 989 A.2d 423 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>IRS intercept was paid to DPW instead of...
Verbal Support Agreement <ul><li>Mackay v. Mackay , 984 A.2d 529 (Pa.Super.2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Mother and Father had d...
Bankruptcy <ul><li>In re Miller , 424 B.R. 171 (M.D.Pa.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 13 bankruptcy </li></ul><ul><li>Div...
Divisible Divorce <ul><li>Gaboury v. Gaboury , 988 A.2d 672 (Pa.Super.2009) </li></ul><ul><li>No personal jurisdiction ove...
The Newest  Cases <ul><li>www.bvsource.com </li></ul>
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2010 Family Law Update - Child Support

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Pennsylvania Legal Decisions on Child Support, Spousal Support and Alimony Pendente Lite for the Year 2010

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2010 Family Law Update - Child Support

  1. 1. Support Update 2010 <ul><li>Brian C. Vertz, ESQ, MBA </li></ul><ul><li>Pollock Begg Komar Glasser LLC </li></ul><ul><li>www.BVSource.com </li></ul>
  2. 2. 2010 Amendments <ul><li>Effective May 12, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Extended support guidelines to $30,000 per month combined net income </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminated Melzer in high-income cases </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2010 Amendments <ul><li>Rule 1910.16-1(c)(2) </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 1910.16-2(d) </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 1910.16-6(e) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cross-Petition – Modificat’n <ul><li>Brickus v. Dent , 2010 Pa.Super. 183 (10/10/10) </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 1910.19 </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 1910.27(b) & (g) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Earning Capacity <ul><li>Smedley v. Lowman , 2010 WL 2981385 (Pa.Super.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Father retired at age 50, annuity = 50% salary </li></ul><ul><li>Child was 7 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Trial Court assigned a part-time earning capacity </li></ul>
  6. 6. Administrative Correction <ul><li>Castaldi v. Castaldi-Veloric , 993 A.2d 903 (Pa.Super.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Elder child turned 18, DRS terminated child support </li></ul><ul><li>Mother requested reinstatement </li></ul><ul><li>DRS charged Father with arrears from 18th birthday until high school graduation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Service of Process <ul><li>Murphy v. Murphy , 988 A.2d 703 (Pa.Super.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Father claimed he never received notice of support hearing </li></ul><ul><li>DRS file showed “Service Type M” (mail) </li></ul><ul><li>Mailbox Rule </li></ul>
  8. 8. Criminal Restitution <ul><li>Com. v. Hall , 2010 WL 1758596 (Pa.Super.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Father 1 murdered Father 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal court ordered Father 1 to pay child support for Father 2’s minor children as well as his own children </li></ul><ul><li>Child support = Restitution? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Priority <ul><li>Rooney v. DPW , 989 A.2d 423 (Pa.Cmwlth. 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>IRS intercept was paid to DPW instead of Mother </li></ul>
  10. 10. Verbal Support Agreement <ul><li>Mackay v. Mackay , 984 A.2d 529 (Pa.Super.2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Mother and Father had dinner-table conversation about college when kids were pre-teens </li></ul><ul><li>After divorce, Father sought reduction in child support when eldest child was 18 and graduated from high school </li></ul><ul><li>Mother asserted a “verbal agreement” to pay for college </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bankruptcy <ul><li>In re Miller , 424 B.R. 171 (M.D.Pa.2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Chapter 13 bankruptcy </li></ul><ul><li>Divorce Decree: lump sum “income maintenance award” </li></ul><ul><li>Bankruptcy Code Section 522(d)(10(D) exemption </li></ul>
  12. 12. Divisible Divorce <ul><li>Gaboury v. Gaboury , 988 A.2d 672 (Pa.Super.2009) </li></ul><ul><li>No personal jurisdiction over Husband </li></ul><ul><li>Past residence in Pennsylvania was not “sufficient contact” under International Shoe </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Newest Cases <ul><li>www.bvsource.com </li></ul>

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