Child Support


HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED IN VIRGINIA?

Posted on 10 31,2016

Ever state has its own laws regarding child support. In the state of Virginia, child support is calculated using a specific set of child support guidelines found in Code of Virginia § 20-108.2.

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HOW LIVING TOGETHER AFFECTS CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS

Posted on 05 13,2015

In the case that the person living with you is someone other than the child’s other parent, this person is under no obligation to support your child. The other parent will be made to pay support regardless of whether you live with someone else or not. On the other hand, if your new partner provides you food, clothing, or other items, your former spouse can ask the court to lower their child support obligation. They will be required to show that your new partner pays many of their child’s expenses which frees up more of your income.

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CAN I GET RID OF BACK CHILD SUPPORT IN CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY?

Posted on 04 25,2015

You cannot discharge overdue child support amounts in any bankruptcy, including Chapter 7. However, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy can still help if you owe back child support by freeing you up from paying other debts which can be discharged.

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HOW CAN I CHANGE A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER?

Posted on 04 09,2015

If you experience a sudden change in your income due to a change in your employment or living situation, you may find yourself unable to pay your child support payments as ordered by the court. There is hope, however, as you may be able to have your payments lowered by the same court.

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HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED?

Posted on 05 20,2014
HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED?

As a parent who is going through a divorce or planning on filing for divorce, you may be curious as to how child support will be calculated in your particular case. The terms of each child custody and child support agreement will be different, as no family situations are the same and neither are a child's individual needs. In our state there is a standard schedule which is used to determine the amount of support a child will be given. The combined gross monthly income of both parents, along with the number of children from the marriage who require support, are some of the primary factors used to determine the amount of child support which is to be paid. If you want to find out how much you can expect to pay or receive in child support payments, a divorce lawyer from our firm is only a phone call away.

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