Under Pennsylvania state law, both parents of a child must provide for that child until he or she turns 18. Child support may be required after the child turns 18 if he or she is still in high school and not emancipated. Once the child has turned 18 and is out of high school, a parent may apply to have support ended.
Pennsylvania parents may not be aware that parents and attorneys are starting to use social media to uncover deadbeat parents who try to avoid paying support for their children. For example, officials in Milwaukee County, Wis., say they have been using the popular social media site Facebook to find out whether parents are choosing not to pay child support or genuinely lack the funds.