Child Support

Attorney James H. Wilson, Jr., represents parents in the Richmond, Virginia area, including Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County and the City of Richmond, who seek assistance and advice in family law matters relating to child support. Every parent owes a duty of support to his or her child. The starting point in Virginia is the schedule of child support guidelines in the Code of Virginia which can be used to calculate the presumptive amount of child support based on the parties’ joint income, the child’s health insurance costs and daycare costs. A judge may deviate upward or downward from the scheduled amount based on any relevant evidence. In its simplest form, the parent without physical custody would pay child support to the parent with physical custody. No parent is relieved of an obligation of support due to lack of visitation or custody. Child support may be determined by state agency or a judge of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court or the Circuit Court. Ordinarily, the court will continue to have jurisdiction to modify its support order in the event of a change in circumstances. Lawyer James H. Wilson, Jr., has experience in assisting clients in determining child support obligations and representing clients in child support proceedings, either independently or as part of a divorce.

Your child’s support is an important part of you and your partner’s ongoing obligations toward your child. Attorney James H. Wilson, Jr., will focus on your unique needs in order to work toward a fair resolution of your concerns, while avoiding the unnecessary public exposure of private issues.

Contact me online or call me at 804.740.6464 to set up a free consultation to learn more about your child support options.

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