The child came to live with me in 7th grade and her mother never closed the case and now I'm being charged arrears for a child that I cared for 100% of the time in Virginia. I'm being told only her mother can close the case and the court will not review nor amend the case. Is there... Read more »
My divorce was finalized in the Circuit Court, and I later was awarded sole custody in a suit in JDR, but support was not addressed. Should I also seek child support in JDR? Is support automatically remanded to JDR after a divorce is final?
Most of the final decrees I have seen now remand all matters concerning child custody, visitation and support to the appropriate Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. A parent should check the final decrees and orders in their cases to determine the appropriate court in which to file any...Read more »
Currently, paying child support for my two boys. The child support ordered is dated/signed by the Judge August 2019 and my divorced was just signed as well this past month of April 2020...In April 2020, last month, I also changed employers. I got a new job now which I make more annually, but less... Read more »
The landlord is on my side, but how do I legally get him to move out, since he won’t leave on his own. We also have an almost 2 yr old daughter and I want to have full custody of her. He is a convicted felon x2 and on probation.
I regret that I do not handle domestic relations or child custody matters. Sorry. If you and the faster of the child are both on the lease, the landlord will have to proceed in Court to ask the Court enter an order for possession against him. You need to work with the landlord on that issue. It...Read more »
Divorce agreement aligned with VA child support law, in which child support ends at 19 or completion of high school which ever comes first. Child graduates this May and the custodial parent is expecting continued child support through college. Can I end child support, and am I responsible to pay... Read more »
A parent has a legal obligation to support his or her minor children until age 18, or until 19 if the child is still living in the home of the custodial parent and has not yet graduated high school. A parent has no legal obligation to support an adult child above age 18 or 19 unless he or she...Read more »
Pay support. I have sole physically custody. He has been paying 216.00 but his income increased by 25% and our son's needs are greater since he is older. I filed a petition and he turned around and wrote an opposition saying I hold a nail technician license and could be making more money, but... Read more »
The judge has to determine the guideline amount of child support per Va. Code 20-108.2. That is using incomes, daycare costs, health insurance, etc. as they presently are, i.e., the court initially takes you as they find you.
The guideline amount is presumed correct, by statute.
I have a question about the recalculating child support in Virginia. I have an existing child support order from 2016 for a child with my ex-wife. For material change in circumstances, my ex-wife’s income has stayed relatively the same, but my salary has almost doubled. Since then, my ex-wife... Read more »
"14. Notice that in determination of a support obligation, the support obligation as it becomes due and unpaid creates a judgment by operation of law. The order shall also provide, pursuant to § 20-78.2, for interest on the arrearage at the judgment rate as established by § 6.2-302 unless...Read more »
The Child Care Expenses are added to my Child Support obligation. Once the DCSE told me that my Child Support will get reduced, once my child reach the age of 13 years olds, because the Child Care Expenses are no longer require in the State of Virginia. Is this correct?
"F. Any child-care costs incurred on behalf of the child or children due to employment of the custodial parent shall be added to the basic child support obligation. Child-care costs shall not exceed the amount required to provide quality care from a licensed source. When requested by the...Read more »
"The court shall also order that support will continue to be paid for any child over the age of 18 who is (i) a full-time high school student, (ii) not self-supporting, and (iii) living in the home of the party seeking or receiving child support until such child reaches the age of 19 or...Read more »
My daughter just turned 18 and recently moved out of her mothers house and asked to live with me. Am i still obligated to pay child support to her mother? If so, what do I need to do to modify support arrangements?
Your child support order from the court should indicate the cut-off time frame for when you can stop paying child support. If the support order says that you pay until she turns 18, then the obligation has ended. If you find the child support order, and it does not have a limit to your daughter...Read more »
My husband lawyer contacted me in Feb. about modifying child support because my oldest age out. I sent my financial docs, didn’t hear until today. I was sent a new order with the calculation sheet but no documentation of his financial.
"Except as provided by § 20-110, no support order may be retroactively modified, but may be modified with respect to any period during which there is a pending petition for modification in any court, but only from the date that notice of such petition has been given to the responding...Read more »
Children. It was taken from his check for 1yr and he hasnt paid any since. 2 of our children are over 18now but he doesn't think he should owe me anything because I didn't take him back to court. Is he right? If I'm owed anything how do I go about collecting?
Va. Code § 20-108.2. Guideline for determination of child support
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C. For purposes of this section, "gross income" means all income from all sources, and shall include, but not be limited to, income from salaries, wages, commissions, royalties, bonuses, dividends,...Read more »
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