Virginia Child Support Lawyer
Experienced Virginia Child Support Lawyer Helping Parents and Guardians Resolve Child Support Issues In Virginia Beach, Chesterfield County, Henrico County, and Throughout VA
Taking care of children in this day and age can be very expensive. Child support is a legal obligation. The non-custodial parent is required to make regular parents to the custodial parent to meet the basic expenses of raising their child. How much should be paid? Who should pay for it? And what happens when it isn’t paid? These are all contentious issues regarding child support. Hiring an experienced child support lawyer can help you resolve these issues.
Child support, like many other issues that couples that are separated face, is a sensitive issue. Attorney Drew Page has witnessed how the issue of child support can tear families apart and completely destroy the bridges of communication. He is determined to help co-parents in Virginia find better ways to resolve their issues. He is committed to not only defending the rights and best interests of his clients but also helping them find solutions that are in the best interests of their children.
Contact Attorney Drew Page to schedule an appointment for a consultation on child support.
How Child Support Is Calculated in Virginia
The State of Virginia relies on presumptive child support guidelines to determine child support. A formula is used to calculate the amount that should be paid as child support. This formula takes into account various factors in order to determine the exact amount that is payable. Some of the factors considered include:
- The child’s age and gender
- The number of children
- Any special academic, medical, or physical needs of the child
- The relationship that the parents have with the child
Each of the parent’s gross income, childcare expenses, and the cost of maintaining health insurance are all considered in calculating liability in child support cases. Gross income in Virginia encompasses all sources of income including:
- Salaries, commissions, wages, dividends, royalties, and severance pay
- Trust income, pensions, capital gains, and annuities
- Unemployment insurance benefits
- Social security benefits
- Workers compensation benefits
- Veterans benefits
- Disability insurance benefits
- Prizes, gifts, and awards
- Rental income
- Spousal support and much more
There are several other factors not outlined in Virginia child support guidelines that may be considered by the court when determining child support. It is therefore impor0tan to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable Virginia child support lawyer. Attorney Drew Page will assess your case and determine your options. He will provide you with an effective strategy to protect your interests and rights as well as those of your child.
How a Skilled and Experienced Lawyer can Help with Complications Arising from Child Support Agreements
Child support agreements aren’t rigid documents. They are not set in stone. They can be amended when circumstances change in order to accommodate the change. Virginia law still requires that the non-custodial parent continue paying child support even when their financial circumstances change. However, you can seek to amend the child support agreement to suit the changes in your life.
If you lose a significant amount of income, it is important that you speak with an experienced Virginia child support lawyer. Attorney Drew Page will help you resolve complexities that arise when it comes to child support including:
- Changes in employment status of either parent
- Changes in the performance of investments of one parent’s assets
- Increases in the cost of living
- Remarriage of one of the spouses
Attorney Drew Page will consider the best interests of the child and help you find a resolution that will protect their rights as well as yours. He will work with you to ensure that your child is provided for to the best of both parents’ abilities.
Attorney Drew Page will guide you through the complexities of modifying a child support agreement. He will argue your case and defend your rights to have the agreement modified to suit your new circumstances. With his help, you can reach a new agreement that protects the economic security of your child.
You can rely on Attorney Drew Page’s experience and in-depth knowledge of child support laws to provide you with innovative solutions that put the interests of your child first. He will provide you with an objective view of the issues in your case and help you make an informed decision.
Get in Touch with Us to Schedule an Appointment with an Experienced Lawyer
Are you experiencing issues with child support? Whether you are having a hard time finding a solution to determine how much should be paid and who should pay or are seeking a change to a child custody order regarding the amount paid in child support, you can rely on Attorney Drew Page to provide you with the guidance you need to find the right solution for your situation. Contact us to schedule an appointment to speak with experienced Virginia child support lawyer, Drew Page, and learn about your rights and options.
Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support Cases
Virginia law requires you to continue paying child support even when you don’t have a job or other source of income. You must have a good reason for not paying child support for example if you are only receiving SSI disability payments. You will otherwise be required to pay the minimum child support set by the state even when you can’t afford the amount agreed upon in the child custody orders.
You will be required to continue to make your child support payments until your child graduates from high school or reaches 19 years of age, whichever comes first. If your child has a physical illness or mental disorder, you may be required to continue making payments to the custodial parent for longer. However, it is important to consult with an experienced Virginia child support lawyer to determine whether you should continue to pay child support or not.
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