Child Support Lawyers in Richmond, VA
Obtain the Support Your Children Need
Child support is a payment made by the non-custodial parent to help financially support the custodial parent of a child. It can be either voluntary or ordered by the Virginia Department of Social Services Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE), and includes both money and healthcare provision for the child.
In order to receive child support, you must fill out an application and meet the requirements of Virginia law. Our team Catlett, Dillon, & Piper, PLLC can help you through the process and determine if you are eligible to receive child support payments for your child.
In the state of Virginia, the most important goal of any child support case is the benefit and financial stability of the child in question. We strive to achieve your goals and to look out for the best interests of the child. We offer a family atmosphere where you can speak directly with our attorneys to receive the individual attention you need.
Contact us online or call (804) 415-7162 today to consult a child support lawyer in Richmond!
How Is Child Support Calculated in VA?
In Virginia, they calculate child support based on various factors, which include:
- The number of children involved
- The gross monthly income of non-custodial parent
- The gross monthly income of custodial parent
- The monetary amount of alimony (spousal support) paid, if applicable
- The necessary expenses paid by custodial parent, such as healthcare, daycare, insurance, etc.
When you work with our firm, you can expect to receive dedicated legal counsel from an honest attorney who wants to protect your best interests and the interests your child. We have over 40 years of experience in divorce and family law, and have represented people just like you in child support and child custody cases.
What Is Included in Child Support in Virginia?
Under Virginia Code § 20-108.2, child support is to be used to pay for the child's basic necessities. This includes essentials such as food, clothing, housing, and education, but the law specifically identifies child care and health care coverage (medical and dental) as the purpose for child support.
Protecting You & Your Children
Child support cases can be extremely stressful for both the parents and children involved. As Richmond lawyers, we have handled numerous cases involving child custody and support, and bring 40+ years of experience to every case we handle. When you hire our firm, we work hard to make sure you understand your various rights and options regarding the case. Whether you are fighting to obtain the payment you need or are facing unjust levy for child support, we can help determine the steps you need to take to gain a beneficial outcome for your case. We possess the experience to handle a variety of legal issues that arise during child support cases and can protect your rights in court. Whether you are in Chesterfield County, Henrico County, Hanover County, or anywhere in Central Virginia, you can count on us to help you move forward.