Fairfax Child Support Attorney
Establishing Fair & Balanced Solutions Throughout Fairfax County
In Virginia, both parents must financially support their minor children, whether they are married or not. The state's child support guidelines are based on several 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 reasonable solutions while looking for their child's best interests.
Can Child Support Be Waived in 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, nor can the family court modify child support dues that have already accumulated.
Are you facing challenges with your child support agreement? Call Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC today at (703) 935-4222 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our child support attorney in Fairfax!
How is Child Support Calculated 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
- Custody arrangement
- 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 help you resolve income calculation disputes.
We are dedicated to helping our clients receive or pay the appropriate child support amount for their children.
What Does Child Support Cover?
Child support covers food, clothing, education, and shelter. The paying parent is also required to include the child as a dependent on their 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 Must Child Support Be Paid in Virginia?
Virginia law requires 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, making 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, which may warrant a change in child support payments.
Our Fairfax child support lawyers can assist parents with modification of upward or downward child support.
Providing Essential Support
From establishing an initial child support order to modifying and enforcing 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 practical solutions tailored to your goals.
Contact our office to speak with one of our child support lawyer in Fairfax!
Contact Our Child Support Lawyer Today
If your ex does not agree with the amount of child support, or the terms of custody arrangement, then a Fairfax child support attorney would be best suited to convince the judge to rule your way.
Contact Malinowski Hubbard, PLLC today to schedule a consultation!
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