Insufficient child support can negatively impact children’s formative years. Excessive payments can strain finances. Not surprisingly, child support disputes can lead to years of painful conflict between parents, making child support negotiations among the most significant aspects of a divorce case involving minor children.
Child support in Virginia is strictly governed by statute. However, the court can deviate from child support guidelines. The judge may consider factors that include child custody, employment, and previous agreements between you and your spouse.
Furthermore, you or your ex-spouse may ask the court to reevaluate child support at any time.
For all of these reasons, you need a child support attorney experienced in navigating the complexities of such cases.