Lynchburg, VA asked in Child Support for Virginia

Q: Why do I have to pay child support when I didn't sign a contract to receive benifits. Where is the signed contract?

Isn't it also a volunteer pay. What happens if I refuse to pay?

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A: In Virginia, every parent has an obligation to support their children until they are 18, or 19 if still in high school. It is not voluntary to pay or not pay this support, it is an obligation which the state and/or the court's have a right to enforce. Speak to an attorney about your situation to get more specific advice.

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