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At the link above you will find the PA laws on what factors are considered by the court in awarding child support.
The support guidelines indicate that the amount of support which a parent should pay is based on both parent's net monthly incomes as defined in Rule 1910.16-2 AND ALSO the number of persons being supported.
At the link above is 1910.16-2 which says net monthly income is to be used.
At the link above is a PA child support estimator program that you can use to see if going to court would be worth your while. If the numbers come out higher than what the two of you agreed to, you may want to show the results to him and he may opt to start paying you the agreed amounts without your having to go to court or do much else.
23 Pa.C.S.A. §4351 authorizes attorney fees in support matters to the prevailing recipient of support. So, if push comes to shove, do not hesitate to hire a family law
attorney to help you as the attorney can collect his fees from the father.
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