How is support calculated in Pennsylvania?

Both child support and spousal support in PA will be calculated according to state guidelines, which outline formulas for the court to use in determining the amount of support.  The action is started by filing a support complaint through the Domestic Relations Section, and then the parties will attend a support conference, where a conference officer will run the support guidelines.  Even parties with straightforward incomes can benefit from having an attorney present at the conference level to ensure they receive the most favorable recommendation.