From The Legal Intelligencer: “Unemployment and Support Obligations in the Time of a Pandemic”

July 14, 2020

In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer on July 10, 2020, family law partner Hillary Moonay discusses the implications of COVID-19 related unemployment on support obligations. With many people losing jobs or being furloughed, and the ability to find a new job being almost impossible, support obligations are extremely stressful. In the article Hillary answers the following questions:

  • ​Will courts assess individual earning capacity differently for COVID-19-related job loss?
  • How will overburdened court systems manage increased support modification requests?
  • Do unemployment compensation benefits matter for support purposes?

Access the article here.

Hillary is a proven and trusted divorce attorney, who focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, mediation, arbitration, and related issues. Hillary contributed to the book, Slicing Up the Pie: Property Distribution in Pennsylvania, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Press. She has been featured as a case note contributor for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, has authored articles for The Legal Intelligencer, including The Impact of Social Media on Family Law Matters and Post-Retirement Benefits in Matrimonial Litigation, and frequently lectures on a variety of family law topics.