Virginia Beach, VA asked in Divorce and Family Law for Virginia

Q: How is spousal support calculated in virginia

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James H. Wilson Jr.
James H. Wilson Jr.
  • Glen Allen, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: There are really two types of spousal support, temporary and permanent. Temporary spousal support, awarded in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, or as pendente lite support incidental to a pending divorce case, is based on a formula, the creates a presumptively correct amount.

Permanent spousal support, which may be awarded for a defined term or indefinitely, is not based on a formula, but left to the discretion of the judge after his or her consideration of a dozen factors in the Code of Virginia.

Anyone interested in spousal support should consult with an experienced Virginia divorce lawyer.

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