Manassas Child And Spousal Support Lawyers
Your support plans are an important part of your financial future. Manassas child support attorney Maureen A. Kersey is a lawyer you can turn to for honest answers and effective representation to protect your child’s best interests.
“We make sure you are informed about the law and keep you up-to-date so you can make well-informed decisions as you move forward.” Attorney Maureen Kersey
In Virginia, child support is determined by application of regulated guidelines. These child support guidelines are based on the gross annual incomes (from all sources) of each parent, taking into account spousal support payments (if applicable), self-employment, work-related day care expenses, health insurance costs and the number of other dependent children. If appropriate, a deviation can be sought for extraordinary circumstances, such as the expenses associated with special needs or serious medical issues.
Serving Families In Prince William County And Fauquier County
For parents who are employed, the process of determining child support is fairly straightforward. However, in situations where one or both parents are self-employed, underemployed or unemployed, the establishment of the appropriate income for support calculation purposes can become significantly more complicated. Our Manassas family law attorneys work with families in a variety of situations to ensure that the guidelines are applied in a fair manner, taking into account all appropriate factors. If necessary, we engage the help of forensic accountants and other financial professionals to determine an accurate picture of parental income if one or both parties are self-employed.
Whether you are a custodial or noncustodial parent, we seek to help you understand and protect your rights and obligations regarding child support.
While there are specific guidelines the court typically uses to establish support, there is often some subjectivity in the numbers used to run the guidelines, and it is therefore important to consult an attorney to fully understand the process. Contact us online or call us at 703-791-1892 today to schedule a consultation and learn more.