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COMMONWEALTH EX REL. BISHOP v. BISHOP (06/24/75)

decided: June 24, 1975.

COMMONWEALTH EX REL. BISHOP, APPELLANT,
v.
BISHOP



Appeal from order of Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County, No. 227-08 of 1974, in case of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ex rel. Marilyn R. Bishop v. Howard Bishop.

COUNSEL

Robert F. Ruehl, with him Power, Bowen & Valimont, for appellant.

No appearance entered nor brief submitted for appellee.

Watkins, P. J., Jacobs, Hoffman, Cercone, Price, Van der Voort, and Spaeth, JJ. Opinion by Hoffman, J.

Author: Hoffman

[ 234 Pa. Super. Page 601]

Appellant-wife contends that she is entitled to support payments retroactive to the filing of her complaint under the Civil Procedural Support Law*fn1 and that the lower court abused its discretion in entering an inadequate support order.

[ 234 Pa. Super. Page 602]

On March 5, 1974, Marilyn Bishop (hereinafter "wife") filed a complaint in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. She requested that her husband, Howard Bishop, (hereinafter "husband"), be ordered to make support payments for her and her four minor children. Thereafter, pursuant to Bucks County Rule of Criminal Procedure 5001, a mandatory conference was held on April 17, 1974, before a Domestic Relations Officer. The Domestic Relations Officer compiled the following data:

     the husband's net weekly income $369.63

     the husband's weekly expenses $260.93

     the wife's net weekly income $36.99

     the wife's net weekly expenses ...


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