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Pennsylvania, like many other jurisdictions, has standardized guidelines pursuant to statute to determine the amount of spousal and child support that should be awarded by the court in a particular case.
Once a support order is entered, a party may petition the court to modify or terminate the support order when there are material and substantial changes in circumstances to include changes in employment and/or emancipation of a child. Voluntarily quitting a job, being fired for cause, or accepting a lower paying position will not have an effect on a support order.
Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to receive support for both you and your children.
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