Fairfax County Child Support Attorneys

As in most states, child support in Virginia is usually determined according to child support guidelines, which take into account each parent's income, day care costs and medical insurance expenses. Nevertheless, each child support case is unique. There may be special circumstances that can affect the amount you owe or are owed, including whether you or the other parent is self-employed, the amount of time you spend with your child, the cost of private school tuition and whether your child has special needs.

At Russell W. Ray, PLLC, in Fairfax County, Virginia, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge of dealing with the child support laws that you need when negotiating a settlement or contesting the amount in court. Don't simply agree to a child support number without first consulting with an attorney. The long-term financial ramifications could be severe.

When Circumstances Change, We Can Help You Pursue A Support Modification

One of the most important things to remember about child support is that it is never permanent. If you or your spouse can prove that there has been a significant change in circumstances, a judge may agree to increase or decrease the support payments.

Some common factors that can lead to a child support modification in Virginia include job loss, a promotion or significant raise, a costly medical emergency or the child's changing needs. Whether you are paying or receiving child support, it is important to have the right legal representation on your side to aggressively protect your rights.

Much like with property division, we can use our experience and skills to determine if a parent is concealing income to get out of paying child support or is trying to make you pay more than you should.

Do not negotiate child support payments alone. Contact us at 703-552-4028 to learn more about the law from our experienced child support attorneys.