Whereas the calculation of child support can be extremely formulaic, it is wise to work with a skilled family law attorney to ensure the numbers being used in the formula are accurate and that the correct set of guidelines is being used. In addition, it must also be remembered that the formula for support is not automatically followed, as a party can ask for a deviation from the child support guidelines. There are several factors that are included in the calculation of child support, such as medical arrangements or child care. It is the job of your attorney to ensure that these factors are researched appropriately and calculated accurately.
The attorneys at Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC in Newport News , VA have decades of combined experience representing clients through a wide range of family law matters, including child support and divorce. Attorney Amy Weisberg focuses the vast majority of her time guiding clients through these matters.
We understand that children are often the most important aspect of a divorce, and we know each party wants to ensure that the children are financially provided for. It is our goal to help our clients fully understand the Virginia child support guidelines.
Determining Child Support In Virginia
There are several factors that must be considered by a court in determining the amount of child support to award, such as:
- Which guidelines apply – shared vs. sole vs. split guidelines
- Imputation of income due to unemployment or underemployment
- Work-related expenses
- Medical or dental expenses
- Insurance premiums
- Child care costs
It is important to remember that even though the child support guidelines are driven by a calculation, this calculation is dependent on the variables that are used. Whether there is a debate over education expenses or the accurate wages of one parent over another, we will work to pair the best interests of the child with what is fair for our clients.
If you have questions regarding child support, contact Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, to schedule a consultation. Call 757-528-2643 in Newport News .