Fairfax, VA asked in Divorce, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Child Support for Virginia

Q: If my ex files for divorce in Florida, while I'm in Fairfax Virginia, which state determines child support?

I would assume that since I am in Fairfax, Virginia with the children, the child support amount would be determined by Virginia's guidelines.

1 Lawyer Answer
Sharon R. Moss
Sharon R. Moss
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Manassas, VA

A: It depends on whether or not the court in Virginia can obtain personal jurisdiction over your ex. If so, then they can award child support based on Virginia guidelines. Otherwise, it may likely be based on the laws of the state in which he lives.

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