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High Income Child Support Post Hanrahan

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The Hanrahan case has sent shockwaves through the family law legal community, as it has changed the landscape in litigating high income child support cases in Pennsylvania.

Join course planner, Michael E. Bertin, Esq., the father’s attorney in the Hanrahan case, as he and our panel analyze the case and walk you through the required presentation of the reasonable needs of the child and the multitude of legal issues that confront the family trial lawyer in the wake of Hanrahan.

Topics to be discussed:

High Income Child Support Post Hanrahan
(Case cite: Hanrahan v. Bakker, 186 A.3d 958 (Pa. 2018))

I. The Evolution of the Hanrahan Case.

II. The Analysis of Justice Baer’s Opinion For The High Court.

III. The Importance of Justice Wecht’s Concurring Opinion.

IV. The Significance of Expense Statements For “Actual” Expenses and Expense Statements For “Proposed” Expenses.

V. Pre-Trial Discovery Depositions on Expenses of Parents and Children.

VI. Trial Techniques in Presenting and Proving Reasonable Expenses.

VII. Revisiting and Taking Guidance From The 1970s and 1980s Cases Pre-Hanrahan.


Recorded in September 2018.

Practice Areas


Hon. Emanuel A. Bertin Court of Commmon Pleas of Montgomery County
Michael E. Bertin Esq. Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP (Phila)
John C. Howett Jr., Esq. Howett Kissinger & Holst PC
Brian C. Vertz Esq. Pollock Begg
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