Virginia Child Support Calculations Have Changed

The Virginia General Assembly, as part of its 2014 legislative initiatives, made a variety of changes to the calculation of child support in Virginia.  Are you aware that the state minimum is now $68.00 per month, not $65.00?  Did you know that the allocation of uncovered medical expenses for children no longer requires the custodial parent to cover the first $250.00 in expenses each year?

These changes, along with the long awaited change to the base support chart, may have a significant impacts on the calculation of child support for both custodial and non-custodial parents under Virginia law.  The Virginia General Assembly, by adopting a different theoretical analysis of the cost of raising children, made modifications to the statutory provisions relating to the calculation of child support in Virginia.  This means that most child support calculators that are commonly found on the internet, if not updated by the website, are no longer a good estimate of the child support you will pay or receive.  While the calculation of child support is still mostly determined by the income of the parties, the cost of health insurance, and the cost of daycare, the changes made to the calculation can be significant enough to warrant review.

If you have a pending child support case, or have not had your child support order modified in the last few years, it is time to speak to a Spotsylvania Family law attorney at Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman, PC.  Our experienced Fredericksburg Divorce Lawyers can help you decide whether or not modification of child support is worth exploring, or whether you are better served leaving the current support order in place.

Call Jarrell, Hicks & Waldman at 540-582-5300, to schedule your consultation.
* This blog post is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice in your individual matter, and should not be relied upon as such.  The success of each case is dependent upon the merits of the claims made and the evidence available and presented.

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