Seeking Support For You And Your Child
After a divorce or separation, your financial situation may be a precarious one. You may have been out of work and lack the necessary skills to rejoin the workforce right away, leaving you unable to support yourself without help from your ex-spouse.
Your child may have a similar situation. Even though their other parent may not be in the picture anymore, this doesn’t mean they don’t need financial assistance to meet their basic needs.
In the end, financial support is needed from the ex-spouse or other parent. But getting them to willingly agree to an obligation may not be possible in every case.
Making A Request After A Contested Divorce
It can be particularly challenging to make an alimony or spousal support request after a contested divorce because of heightened emotions and contentious feelings. But at S|S|H|W Sevila | Saunders | Huddleston | White, our attorneys are skilled mediators who use their skill and knowledge to resolve matters quickly and effectively.
Even though Virginia is a no-fault state for divorce, we make sure all applicable factors — including length of marriage, reasons behind the dissolution of the marriage, and your spouse’s earning potential — are taken into consideration to ensure a fair alimony order.
Issues Facing Unmarried Parents
When an unmarried father denies a paternal link to his child, he is also denying needed financial support. In situations concerning unmarried parents, our lawyers work with clients and judges to secure court orders for DNA testing in order to establish paternity. At our firm, we put the child’s needs and best interests first, securing fair and needed child support for as long as necessary. We are also adept at helping parents of children with special needs establish trusts and create plans for ongoing support.
Talk To An Attorney From Our Firm
Taking on any family law issue can be a challenge. It’s something we know all too well here at S|S|H|W Sevila | Saunders | Huddleston | White. But with the help of our attorneys, you can face these challenges with confidence, knowing full well you have decades of experience and genuine support in your corner at all times.
Talk to any of our family law attorneys: Jon D. Huddleston, Craig E. White, Benjamin Fitzgerald, Jeanine Irving, R. Penn Bain and Heather S. Miller.
To schedule an initial consultation or retain our services, contact our office located in Leesburg near the Loudoun County Circuit Court by calling 703-468-0432 or by filling out our online contact form.