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Winchester Child Support

Custodial parents depend on child support to pay the rent, ensure that their child has nutritious food, and pay for healthcare. Whether the custodial parent was ever married to the non-custodial parent does not matter when it comes to child support—the non-custodial parent has an obligation to make sure their child has at least the basic necessities. When it comes to the legal goals of non-custodial parents, the top priority is typically to make sure that the child support payments they are responsible for paying are fair to them and their income level. No one wants to be stuck with a child support obligation that is financially unreasonable. The Winchester child support attorneys at Simms Showers are available to help whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent, and whether you know the outcome of your child custody hearing or not.

Calculating Child Support in Virginia

The court uses a standardized table to calculate child support, which is based on the total combined gross income of the parents, and the number of children the couple has together (number of children the child support is for). Other factors used to calculate child support include childcare costs, education, and healthcare. The court then allocates child support based on the non-custodial parent’s portion of the combined gross income. A separate calculation is used if the non-custodial parent has the child in custody for more than 90 days. According to the Virginia State Bar, either parent may request a deviation from the guidelines for the following:

  • There is support from other family members;
  • Childcare costs incurred because of the custodial parent’s educational or vocational training;
  • Educational expenses of the child;
  • Extraordinary capital gains front the sale of the marital home;
  • Special needs of the child;
  • Standard of living for the child established during the marriage;
  • Earning capacity of a parent;
  • Tax consequences, including claims for exemptions and child tax credits; and
  • More.

Factors The Court Uses for Modifying Child Support Payments

Very little in life remains stagnant, and this goes for the needs of children, in addition to the income and earning ability of parents. Thankfully, child support can be modified any time following a substantial change in material circumstance for either parent of the child. Examples can include:

  • A parent loses a job;
  • A parent earns a large raise at work;
  • The child is diagnosed with a serious illness;
  • The child’s educational needs change;
  • A parent becomes ill;
  • A parent has other family members they are monetarily supporting; and
  • More.

Call a Winchester Child Support Attorney Today to Speak With an Attorney

If you are going through divorce, are a custodial parent hoping to hold a non-custodial parent financially accountable, you are a custodial parent and the non-custodial parent has failed to pay child support for months at a time, or you are a non-custodial parent struggling to meet your monthly child support payment obligations, we urge you to call a Winchester child support attorney today. Contact Simms Showers today at 703-879-1364 to schedule a consultation.

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