THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY PETRARCA, JUNE 28, 2012
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY, JUNE 28, 2012
Amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, extending the right of child support
to estate of decedent.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 3707 of Title 23 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
§ 3707. Effect of death of either party.
(a) Alimony.--Upon the death of the payee party, the right
to receive alimony pursuant to this chapter shall cease. Upon
the death of the payor party, the obligation to pay alimony
shall cease unless otherwise indicated in an agreement between
the parties or an order of court.
(b) Child support.--Upon the death of a parent of a minor
and unemancipated child, the obligation of an estate to pay
child support shall continue. The court shall order an amount
set aside in reasonable proportion to the extent necessary for
support of the minor and unemancipated child in accordance with
the amount available from the assets of the estate.
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.