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In Virginia, child support, like all other family law issues, is strictly governed by statute. The amount of child support is initially determined by the child support guidelines. Guideline child support is essentially a formula in which a number of variables are input to obtain the guideline amount. The primary variables for determining the guideline child support amount are the number of children involved, the parents’ respective gross monthly incomes, the number of days per year each parent has the child, healthcare premium costs incurred by a parent on behalf of the child, and any work-related childcare costs incurred by a parent.