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What income is counted in Virginia child support calculations?

The income of the two spouses has impacts in many different key issues in Virginia divorces, including child support issues. Under the state's child support guidelines, among the main figures courts use in calculating child support obligations are the gross incomes of the two parents.

Do a child’s special needs have impacts on child support orders?

Many things can impact what kinds of financial concerns parents have regarding their children. One such thing is if their child has special needs. Children with disabilities can have many care needs that carry added expenses. Meeting these added costs is critical for parents in ensuring their children gets the care and support they need.

The effect of other divorce issues on child support

Generally, when setting child support in divorce cases, Virginia courts use the state's child support guidelines. Many things impact what sort of child support arrangement will end up being reached under these guidelines. This includes what happens with other major issues in a divorce.

Benefits of negotiating child support

Generally speaking, divorces are much like business deals. Many components are subject to negotiation, including child support. In our experience, we find that divorcing parties enjoy a number of benefits when an agreement can be reached on support, even if the final amount may be less than allowed by Virginia law. Indeed, agreeing to a lower amount isn’t likely (or required), but this post will identify a number of benefits to compromising on support obligations.

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