Paternity by Estoppel: Alive and Well in Pennsylvania

Your actions can establish legal paternity through the doctrine of "paternity by estoppel". The doctrine of "paternity by estoppel" is a " a legal determination that one may be deemed a parent based on his holding himself out as such." Jones v. Trojak, 535 Pa. 95 (1993). It prevents a person that has acted like … Continue reading Paternity by Estoppel: Alive and Well in Pennsylvania

Surprising Facts About Child Support Enforcement in Pennsylvania

What happens if you don't pay child support in Pennsylvania? The Commonwealth has a number of tools available to assist in collection of child support arrears. Tax Refund Garnishment Are you banking on that tax refund in April? If you owe child support, the State has the right to seize your income tax return. This … Continue reading Surprising Facts About Child Support Enforcement in Pennsylvania