According to Chapter 53 Second 5334 of the Pennsylvania Code, a guardian ad litem is someone appointed by the court to represent a child in a child custody or other court action. The guardian ad litem will represent the best interests of the child and is tasked with the following:
Child support payments can be complex in Pennsylvania, especially when multiple families are involved. For instance, a person may have been ordered to pay after a divorce, gotten remarried, and then began having children as part of that second family. As that family grows and the financial burden increases, that person can ask for the payments to the first family to be reduced, so as to have enough to support the current family.