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A COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL RESOURCE EXAMINING THE CRITICAL STEPS
IN THE PREPARATION, TRIAL, AND SETTLEMENT OF SUPPORT CASES
2020 Edition

AUTHORS: BARBARA B. ZULICK
and ARTHUR S. ZANAN

Published: October 2019 (2020 Edition)
(Previous Editions: 1980, 2004 - 2019)
Most recent supplement/update: N/A
N/A
Library of Congress Number: 2003114522
ISBN: 1-887024-92-1

1 VOLUME; SOFT-COVER; PRICE: $199.00

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Important Note: In addition to published court opinions, this publication also contains Non-Precedential Memoranda Opinions.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 Beginning with cases dated May 1, 2019 and later, Non-Precedential Memoranda Opinions of the PA Superior Court may be cited for persuasive authority.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

APPENDIX A—Forms
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
INDEX

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