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Couples must think long and hard before seeking divorce and remember that it is important for children to remain in a secure living environment despite their parents’ divorce. Children must be afforded the necessities of living, stability in their education and extracurricular activities, and childcare services that are age- appropriate when parents need them. Consultation with experienced child support attorneys in Fairfax Virginia at Eisenhower, Laufer & Duran can reduce family stress by addressing the financial needs of divorcing parties as it pertains to physical and financial support of their children.
Financial stability is paramount to the emotional health and well-being of parents who are required to maintain physical care of dependent children, and it is imperative that non-custodial parents maintain timely and complete payments of child support to the custodial parent. Fairfax Virginia child support lawyers will utilize state guidance to resolve funding disputes.
The State of Virginia recognizes child support as an ongoing payment made by a parent for the financial support of their child. Child support issues are at the root of many heated disputes between parents, and experienced child support lawyers can help diffuse such encounters. Child support can impact families in negative ways if it is not calculated correctly, or if the responsible party does not pay on time, in the court-mandated, or agreed upon dollar amount.
Establishing a child support order in Fairfax Virginia.
Establishing child support in Fairfax Virginia can be streamlined with the professional services of a child support attorney who will utilize the services provided by Division for Child Support Enforcement or "DCSE" to pursue a non-custodial parent, establish genetic testing, establish a child support order, and enforce the collection of payments. Child support orders are recognized when one parent fills out the application for child support services. Our experienced child support attorneys in Fairfax can explain this process and the outcomes that may present themselves, as well as the pros/cons of receiving support through DCSE. They can work with case managers in Virginia’s Social Services Department.
Paternity and child support in Fairfax.
Establishing paternity of a child provides rights to the father and the child. Custodial parents should establish the paternity of their children so the father is identified legally before he can be required to provide child support, in addition to formalizing the relationship between father and child to ensure that children have inheritance rights to their father's property, or benefits, such as life insurance and Social Security.
Before progress can be made on obtaining child support, the named father must be located, notified of the application for child support and given an opportunity to appeal. It is best to have the professional support of the law firm of Eisenhower, Laufer & Duran when establishing paternity to make certain that the custodial parent’s rights are not negatively impacted, and financial support of a child is achievable. Virginia courts have a vested interest in encouraging a child’s relationship with both parents and realize that child support and custody are separate legal issues that will need to be addressed by experienced family law attorneys under state guidance.
Managing child support services in Virginia.
The Virginia Child Support Services Division manages child support services to ensure that children are financially sustained by both parents, and offers resources to promote self-reliance and reduce costs to tax-payers in the State. Legal Counsel at Eisenhower, Laufer & Duran can educate parents on their responsibilities, take proper steps to make changes to child support when it is necessary, and the legal implications of not paying child support that has been ordered by a Fairfax Virginia Family Court.
Child support amounts determined in Fairfax, Virginia.
The basic child support obligation to cover the needs of a child is based upon both parents combined incomes, so the higher the incomes, the more the combined child support obligation will be. Virginia child support guidelines are based on the gross income of the parties including spousal support paid, or received; support paid or received for children of a separate relationship; medical, dental, and vision insurance; work-related childcare costs; and how many days per year a child is with each parent. Under the current formula, the minimum payment amount for order of child support in Virginia is $68 per month.
Cessation of child support in Fairfax Virginia.
Child support is the amount of funding that is required to maintain a healthy standard of living for minor children until they reach the age of majority at eighteen and graduate from high school. In special circumstances support will continue past 18 years of age, often where the child has extraordinary medical or educational needs. Parents can also agree to contribute towards college or higher-education expenses, which would otherwise be beyond the scope of child support ordered in Virginia.
Child support modification.
Parents of children who are receiving child support who have a change in status regarding their employment, a disability, changes to health insurance, or changes to income can make a child support modification with the assistance of legal counsel in Fairfax. Either parent can request a modification of child support at any time when their income changes and child support attorneys at Eisenhower, Laufer & Duran can assist with paperwork and family court appearances.
Child support payments in arrears.
If a parent falls behind on their child support obligation in Virginia, or just stops paying by choice, the Division for Child Support Enforcement can make attempts to collect funds by garnishing wages, seizing financial accounts, creating formal property liens and intercepting tax refunds.
Seek legal counsel in Fairfax Virginia.
Experienced child support attorneys at the Eisenhower, Laufer & Duran, P.C. will guide individuals through the process of filing a Child Support Order, and calculating the amount of child support required from each parent to provide a stable foundation for a child’s life.
Eisenhower, Laufer & Duran, P.C.
10560 Main Street, Suite 515
Fairfax, Virginia 22030, United States
Eisenhower, Laufer & Duran, P.C.
10560 Main Street, Suite 515, Fairfax, VA 22030
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