Q: Can she get more child support and spousal support?
My boyfriend’s ex (currently married still to her) he is paying child support for there two kids one is 16 one is now 18 she has been moved out and out of school since oct of 2017 and now the mother is taking it back to court to get more child support from him! My question is can she? And can she get spousal support? they have been separated for three years now! I have proof of the daughter moving out and I also have proof of the ex texting my boyfriend stating that she was going to make things hard for him! (Me and him also have two kids together)
A: If they are under a court order in Virginia for child support, the child turning 18 and emancipating is a material change in circumstances that would allow her the ability to ask the court to recalculate child support. The circumstances of the parties now as opposed to when the original order was entered will determine what the amount of child support should be at this time. With regard to spousal support, if they are still married, she has the right to request spousal support. Speak to an attorney to get more specific advice regarding the facts of the case.
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