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Helping You Navigate Child Support And Spousal Support
Hottell Family Law Group, P.C. realizes that, even when a marriage or relationship ends, an individual’s relationship with a former spouse or parenting partner may continue for years. Child and spousal support problems may arise as financial and living situations change and we will help you navigate those changes.
Our founding partner Dennis Hottell is a respected litigator, lecturer and author on complex child custody and support issues.
A Support Amount That Will Meet Your And Your Children’s Needs
Child support — Virginia courts have mandated clear guidelines for child support. Variables to determine child support can include each parent’s income, the custody and visitation arrangements, the number of children to be supported, and any health care or child care expenses paid by each parent. The court has the authority to deviate upward or downward from the guideline support amount based on numerous factors. Our law firm is highly experienced in child support matters and can advise clients on the applicability of the guidelines and whether a deviation is appropriate in the given circumstance.
Spousal support — In contrast to child support, there are no state-mandated guidelines for spousal support. In general, courts consider the financial needs of the person requesting spousal support and the ability of the other spouse to provide it. Courts analyze certain factors when determining spousal support. These can include the comparative incomes for each party, whether one party has significantly greater assets, whether one party has more education or potential to earn money, or whether one party is responsible for the majority of the child care duties. We have been remarkably successful in navigating this complex and often subjective area of support.
Contact Hottell Family Law Group, P.C.
Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., is prepared to handle a wide range of family law concerns with the best possible representation. To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys in Fairfax, Virginia, email us or call 571-308-2225.