Divorce is hard on the parties, and harder still on the children. All of a sudden, dad has moved out, mom is mad, and the children don't really understand why. Even though you and your spouse have decided to divorce, your children need and deserve support from both of you — now and in the future.
Our attorneys are prepared to protect your rights during divorce, and look out for the best interests of the children. We have a thorough grounding in Virginia child support law, and more than 30 years of experience in divorce and family law.
Contact us for a confidential appointment in our Richmond, Virginia, law offices. Call 804-285-7000, toll free 800-450-8311, to schedule a meeting with a qualified child support lawyer.
Determining Child Support
Here at the law firm of Coates & Davenport, P.C., our lawyers recommend you get the best advice possible in order to create a child support plan that promotes your interests and provides support for the children.
Being prepared is important in every step of the child support process. When child support is on the table, have the following documents ready, including:
- Pay stubs
- Tax returns with W2s
- Current bank statements
In determining child support, the court considers the income of both parents plus child support expenses such as:
- Cost of health care and life insurance
- Special needs of the child or children
- The standard of living enjoyed by the children during the marriage
- Any debts incurred during the marriage for the benefit of the child or children
Visit this Virginia Code page outside this website to find out more about child support guidelines.
Child Support Modifications And Enforcement
An attorney at Coates & Davenport, P.C., can help you modify future child support obligations if your circumstances change.
If you are not receiving the child support ordered by the court, we can help you go to court to request back payments, or request an income reduction order for wage garnishment.
Our attorneys are happy to work with the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) to create a DCSE order to enforce support.
Rely On Well-Prepared Counsel
Every child support case is unique. It is not wise to rely on the advice of a friend or co-worker in such an important family matter. Contact us for a confidential appointment with an experienced attorney.