Protecting Your Rights Under the Virginia Child Support Guidelines
If you are involved in a divorce and have children, you want an experienced attorney to protect your rights with respect to child support. Whether you are paying or receiving child support, you want to know that you are responsible only for your fair share and that the guidelines for setting support payments are being followed.
At Lieblich & Grimes, P.C., we represent men and women across Northern Virginia with child support issues. Our lawyers take time to understand the particular circumstances that may affect your support obligations. We use our knowledge, experience and resources to help you protect your interests as well as those of your children.
Determining Fair Child Support
The amount of child support received or owed varies based on a variety of factors, including custody and parenting time, the incomes of both parents and any special medical needs a child might require. Our attorneys will carefully review all proposed child support orders to ensure that they are in compliance with state guidelines, verifying that all income has been included in the calculation, including self-employment income, seasonal income and commission-based income.
If you need to seek a child support order that deviates from the standards, we will be your advocate in court, helping the judge understand how doing so will be in the best interests of your children.
Child Support Modifications and Enforcement
We understand that circumstances change. You may have challenges with your job or face health issues that make it difficult or impossible to work. We will prepare and file all documents related to child support modification proceedings or to address concerns about or allegations of failure to timely pay support.
We can also help you enforce support orders through contempt motions, income deduction orders and, if necessary, the garnishment of bank accounts or other assets.
If you are involved in a child custody dispute, contact our office online or call us at 703-683-6300 in Alexandria or 703-858-9470 in Leesburg to schedule a private consultation with one of our experienced Northern Virginia child support attorneys.