Fairfax Child Support Attorneys
Sound Advice About Child Support Guidelines Throughout Fairfax County Virginia
At MacDowell Law Group, P.C., our Fairfax child support attorneys advise clients about their right to receive or obligation to pay child support. We provide a practical approach to these issues that is designed to protect your interests while saving you time and money.
If you have children and are going through a divorce or otherwise need help with support issues, speak with us. Contact our Fairfax divorce lawyers online or call (703) 277-2811 to schedule a meeting to discuss your situation.
Child Support Commitments Are Calculated Under State Guidelines
There usually is not much to argue about in the determination of child support obligations. The noncustodial parent will pay a fixed amount based on the number of children and the gross income of both parents. Child support obligations will be reduced if the paying parent has other child or spousal support obligations. The formula for determining child support payments is set out in the Virginia Child Support Guidelines, which is established by the Virginia General Assembly.
Although online support calculators can provide a ballpark figure of support obligations, the guideline amount can be increased or decreased through a parental agreement, or adjusted in either direction by a court order. In every case, the reasons for varying child support will need to be clearly spelled out. The process can be complicated further if the paying parent is self-employed or has an uneven recent income history. That is why getting experienced legal help from the attorneys at MacDowell Law Group, P.C., is so important.
Experienced Representation in Initial Orders and Beyond
In addition to determining the initial obligation amount, we can also help in establishing a plan for college funding, as well as help with modification of the support amount, or enforcement of court orders if you are not receiving the amount you are owed. Our focus on practical considerations in support disputes means that we can ususally find an efficient way to meet your needs on fair terms.
Contact Our Vienna Support Guidelines Attorneys
If you have questions or concerns regarding support guidelines, we are prepared to help. Contact our Fairfax child support lawyers online or call (703) 277-2811 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.
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