No. 00830 PITTSBURGH, 1983, Appeal from an Order in the Court of Common Pleas, Family Division, of Allegheny County, No. FD 82-05751.
James V. Voss, Pittsburgh, for appellant.
Kathleen Durkin, Pittsburgh, for appellee.
Cavanaugh, Popovich and Hester, JJ.
[ 333 Pa. Super. Page 359]
In this appeal, we are asked to review an order modifying a Virginia support decree. Appellant sought enforcement of a Virginia decree which terminated support for his daughter upon her eighteenth birthday. The lower court, although reducing appellant's current level of monthly support, refused his requested relief. Following the denial of exceptions, this appeal ensued. We affirm.
[ 333 Pa. Super. Page 360]
Appellant Richard Oman and his former wife Sarah were married in Pennsylvania in 1957. Two children were born during their marriage, Anne, on April 27, 1965, and Richard, on July 23, 1969. The parties were divorced in Virginia in 1977. The divorce decree incorporated a written agreement of the parties which provided that the mother, appellee herein, would retain custody of the children and that appellant would contribute $200.00 per month per child until the occasion of their respective eighteenth birthdays.
Appellant returned to Pennsylvania and subsequently began reneging upon his support obligations. Seeking to enforce the support agreement, appellee filed a petition in Pennsylvania pursuant to the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (hereinafter RURESA).*fn1 On November 29, 1982, an order of court directed appellant to continue paying the agreed-upon support according to the parties' written agreement.
On March 24, 1983, appellant filed a petition to terminate support for his daughter as of April 27, 1983, her eighteenth birthday. At the hearing on said petition, the hearing officer issued the following:
Defendant is to pay $200 month for the support of his son and $200 month for support of his daughter until June 15, 1983, then, he is to pay $200 month for the support of his son and $100 month for the support of his daughter. Arrearages to 5/6/83 set at $2900 with Def. to pay $100 month on arrearages until paid in full.
Review in August 25, 1983 to determine needs of daughter ...