Child Support Lawyers in Manassas
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When a couple in Virginia gets divorced, both parents are still financially responsible for their child. The non-custodial parent is usually ordered by the court to make regular payments to the custodial parent in order to help pay for the child’s living expenses. Child support obligations in Virginia typically end once the child turns 19 years old, but the payments may continue if the child has certain mental or physical conditions that require extra support, or if the child is still in high school.
At Foster McCollam, our child support lawyers in Manassas have years of experience in this complicated practice area. As a result, we are deeply familiar with its many aspects, and we know what it takes to succeed. Our team can effectively guide you through each stage of the legal process and help you make well-informed choices about your family and future. You can trust us for the personalized and proficient representation you deserve.
Call Foster McCollam today at (703) 420-7011 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our child support attorneys in Manassas.
How Child Support Is Calculated in Virginia
Support is based on the ability of the parent to make the payments, as well as the reasonable needs of the child. Using a set of support guidelines developed by the state’s legislature, the court will determine the child support amount. The most significant factors that will be taken into consideration are the living arrangements of the child, any Social Security benefits the child may be receiving, the cost of medical insurance, any daycare expenses, and each parent’s income. The child support order will outline what the payments are intended to cover.
The following are all usually included in child support orders:
- Health insurance
- Childcare expenses
- Basic education costs
- Visitation travel costs
- Extracurricular activities
- Food, shelter, and clothing
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If you are trying to learn more about your situation and how we can help you resolve it, call Foster McCollam today and set up a consultation. Our attorneys can discuss your case with you and help you figure out how to best proceed. We can start building a strong case strategy for you as soon as you retain our services.
Call (703) 420-7011 to speak with one of our child support lawyers in Manassas.