Fairfax Child Support Lawyer
Experienced Child Support Advocates in Northern Virginia
In Virginia, both parents are required to financially support their minor
children, whether they are married or not. The state's child support guidelines
are based on a number of variables and circumstances specific to each
parent and child.
If you need assistance establishing, modifying, or enforcing child support,
Malinowski Hubbard and our team of experienced Fairfax child support lawyers
can guide you. We can steer parents towards fair and balanced solutions
while looking out for their child’s best interests.
Can You Waive Child Support in Fairfax, Virginia?
No you cannot waive child support in Virginia or even limit a child's right
to child support. According to Virginia state law, child support dues
cannot be waived neither can the family court modify child support dues
that have already accumulated.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with our Fairfax child support lawyers!
How Does Child Support Work in Fairfax, Virginia?
Child support in Fairfax, Virginia is usually calculated by looking at:
- Work-related childcare expense
- Cost of health insurance for the child
- Combined income of both parents
- Costs of raising the child
- Number of children of each parent
Our child support lawyers in Fairfax, VA can help you better understand
the state's child support guidelines, how and when they are applied, and
if you are eligible to seek a deviation to increase or decrease the guideline
amount. If you believe that the other party is not disclosing income or
intentionally remaining unemployed or underemployed, we can also help
you resolve disputes concerning income calculation.
We are dedicated to helping our clients receive or pay the appropriate
child support amount for their children.
What Is Included in Child Support in Virginia?
Child support is meant to cover food, clothing, education, and shelter.
The paying parent is also required to include the child as a dependent
on his or her health insurance policy.
In addition, child support payments may be used to cover child care, extracurricular
activities, medical expenses, and travel expenses associated with visitation.
How Long Is Child Support Paid in Virginia?
Virginia law require child support payments to continue until the child
reaches the age of 18. In some circumstances, child support may continue
through the age of 19, such as:
- If the child is still a full-time high school student;
- Not self-supporting; and
- Living in the home of the parent receiving the child support payments.
Modifying Child Support
We understand that a person’s financial circumstances can change,
which can make it difficult to maintain the current support payments.
You or the other party may have lost a job, become ill, or received a
new job or promotion, all of which may warrant a change in child support payments.
Our child support lawyers can assist parents with upward or downward
modification of child support.
Providing Essential Support
From establishing an initial child support order to modifications and enforcement
of existing orders, our Fairfax child support attorneys provide valuable
legal guidance to our clients. We have extensive experience resolving
child support matters and can work closely with you to implement effective
solutions tailored to your goals.
To speak with one of our lawyers about your child support concerns, contact
Should You Hire A Lawyer For Child Support?
If your ex does not agree with the amount of child support, or the terms
of custody arrangement, then a child support lawyer would be best suited
to convince the judge to rule your way.