Virginia Beach Lawyer Fights For Child Support, Collections And Arrears
Calculating child support
At The Stallings Law Group, P.C., our child support attorneys in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads and Suffolk, VA. provide comprehensive legal advice to assist clients with approximating the amount of child support owed or due. Essentially, circuit courts formulate child support on the basis of a county-specific calculation that is based in part on the type of custody awarded, the number of children involved, the gross incomes of the spouses and the balancing of several other factors. Our child support attorneys who serve Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads and Suffolk, VA. may be able to approximate the amount of support that is owed or due based on our understanding of the facts of your case.
Whether you need a child visitation attorney or a child custody attorney, our firm is here to provide dependable support and guidance. If you need assistance with the modification of a child support order, do not hesitate in contacting us today.
Child support collections and arrears
When a noncustodial parent fails to keep up with support obligations, the Virginia Social Services Division of Child Support Enforcement is authorized to recover unpaid child support directly from the non-paying parent. If you need assistance with locating this parent or if your spouse has fraudulently claimed nonpayment, our Virginia Beach child support lawyers can help. Let us know if you have faced any of the following issues:
- Wage garnishment: Child support payments may be deducted directly from the noncustodial parent’s paycheck by court order.
- Interest on late payments: When a noncustodial parent is late with support, the Department of Custody and Support Enforcement can charge a spouse interest on outstanding payments.
- Driver’s license suspension: A former spouse may have to appear at a child support hearing before his or her driving privileges can be reinstated. If your spouse drives a commercial vehicle, he or she may be restricted from working.
- Out-of-state parental relocation: Even if a noncustodial parent moves out of state, there are federal laws that require cooperation between states.
- Tax garnishment: If necessary, a collections company can intercept state and federal income tax refunds to collect on past-due payments.
- Property liens: A lien restricts your ability to refinance or sell your property.
- No statute of limitations on back child support: A custodial spouse’s right to past-due child support does not expire, even after the child reaches the age of majority.
Extending custody beyond the age of 18
A court can order support to continue for as long as the dependent child continues living in the home of the custodial parent while going to high school as a full-time student — at least until the child reaches 19 or graduates from school, whichever comes first.
Seek experienced legal aid for child support in Virginia
The divorce lawyers serving Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads and Suffolk, VA. at The Stallings Law Group, P.C. understand how important obtaining child support is for you and your children. Experienced and knowledgeable, we are ready to explore every option to obtain the support you deserve. Call 757-422-4700 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.