Fairfax Child Support Attorneys
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
Contact us to schedule a consultation with our Fairfax child support lawyers!
How Does Child Support Work in Virginia?
Child support in 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 attorneys in Fairfax 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 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 our office.
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.
Call (703) 935-4222 or
contact us online us to schedule your consultation.