Jeffrey M. Williams, founder and managing partner of Williams Family Law, recently presented a continuing legal education program on high-income child support cases. “How to Try a Hanrahan Case in Bucks County,” was held November 19th at the offices of the Bucks County Bar Association.
The program title references Hanrahan v. Bakker, a 2018 decision that changed the application of high-income child support guidelines in Pennsylvania. At issue in the case was a father who, after an extraordinarily profitable year, was ordered to pay over $50,000 per month in child support based on his income per state statutes, when the actual household child expenses amounted to just $2,000. Per the 2018 court decision, support orders will take into consideration not only parental income, but the actual needs of the children.
Williams is widely regarded as a top divorce attorney in Bucks County and one of the leading family law attorneys in Pennsylvania. His courtroom instincts and honed litigation skills have made him a fixture in Philadelphia area divorce law for more than three decades. He is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is a diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 100 attorneys nationally. As the legal representative for a non-birth mother, Mr. Williams successfully litigated one of the first significant same-sex child custody cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.