Child Support Attorney Virginia
The child support lawyers with Martin, Ingles & Hensley want to make sure your rights are completely protected – not only through the divorce process but also afterward. We will provide you with the personal attention you deserve and act aggressively on your behalf.
Child Support in Virginia
The state of Virginia determines child support according to a formula that is calculated using several factors, including:
- The mother’s gross monthly income
- The father’s gross monthly income
- The monthly health insurance premiums for the child or children
- The amount of money paid by each parent per month for work-related day care
There are several technicalities when it comes to child support in Virginia. These include the definition of gross income, the “Shared Custody” calculation, insurance considerations and several more. These are just some of the reasons why it is so important you hire a seasoned child support lawyer to handle your case. There may be serious disagreements between you and the other parent regarding how child support is calculated. As a result, it is imperative that you hire an attorney who will have your best interests at heart.
Virginia’s child support guidelines are more than 25 years old and were adopted in hopes they would reduce the need for litigation. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. These matters can still be extremely complex, especially when one (or both) of the parents is self-employed. And while the state’s guidelines are extremely strict, there are certain instances where exceptions are made.
You need a child support lawyer who is familiar with family law. Please call Martin, Ingles & Hensley at (804) 693-2500 to schedule a consultation.