When married parents in Virginia divorce, the custodial parent may face a number of financial challenges.
Moving from a dual-income household to a single-income household can be difficult, especially if a parent has a child. Naturally, both the parents and the court want to see that the best interests of the child are upheld. Children have many needs that go beyond the basic necessities of life, which a custodial parent may find difficult to meet on their income alone. Therefore, it is often the case that the non-custodial parent may be ordered to pay the custodial parent child support.
At our firm, we understand that child support can sometimes be an emotional topic for both parents. Both parents want to see that their child is given all the financial advantages in life they can afford. However, that doesn't mean conflict won't arise. For example, the non-custodial parent may disagree with how the child support payments are being spent. Or, the custodial parent may feel that the amount they receive in child support is too low, especially in circumstances in which the non-custodial parent does not pay some or all of what they owe. Child support areas can present problems for both parents.
Therefore, when parents in Virginia have issues regarding child support, it is important that they seek the help they need to resolve these challenges. At our firm, we believe that some divorce issues can be mediated. However, we are prepared to go to court to vigorously represent our clients' interests when necessary. Our decades of experience allow us to educate our clients on their divorce legal issues, so that our clients can make informed decisions with regards to how their case will proceed.
Child support issues can be thorny, but with the support of a dedicated attorney, parents can take the steps necessary to attempt to reach a resolution that serves not just their own interests, but those of their child as well. Children deserve to have the support of both of their parents, and this includes financial support. Therefore, it is important that any child support issues are resolved in a fair and appropriate manner.