If you need an experienced family law attorney who can protect your rights in a child support dispute, contact The Alan W. Broome Law Firm. We have extensive experience in child support matters, including initial child support calculations during a divorce and post-decree child support modifications. We also represent clients in child support enforcement actions.
We practice in divorce and family law to provide each of our clients with skilled and knowledgeable representation. We work closely with clients to provide direct guidance and highly personalized service. To schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney at The Alan W. Broome Law Firm, contact our law office in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The Virginia Child Support Guidelines
The Virginia child support guidelines create a mathematical formula that is utilized by courts to compute child support awards. While the formula is relatively straightforward, there are a number of issues that can make the calculation of child support complex for individuals who are not represented by knowledgeable counsel, including:
- Calculation of income in cases involving self-employed spouses
- Imputing income to voluntarily unemployed parties
- High child care costs resulting from a child's illness, disability or physical impairment
- Treatment of seasonal income or bonus pay
Child Support Modifications
Have your circumstances changed significantly since the time that your last child support order was entered? Have you been laid off from your job? Has your spouse just received a significant pay raise? Have your child care costs changed significantly? Whether you are seeking additional child support or believe you are paying more than what is required by law, we can help.
We can perform a guideline child support calculation on your behalf to determine how much child support you should be paying or receiving. If you have grounds for a modification, or if you need help opposing a child support modification, we are pleased to offer my assistance. We can make all necessary filings with the court, negotiate on your behalf to seek a resolution of your child support dispute, and vigorously protect your rights at any necessary hearings.