Loudoun County Child Support Attorneys
Child Support is very often involved as a part of a divorce. Keep in mind that courts award child support outside of marriage as well. The Loudoun County Child Support Attorneys at Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross PLC routinely handle cases establishing child support, enforcing child support orders, and modifying child support. We routinely handle cases that are in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts, cases that are in the Circuit Courts, and administrative cases with the Division of Child Support Enforcement (“DCSE”) of the Department of Social Services (“DSS”). We handle cases that are strictly Virginia cases and also complex multi-state cases involving the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (the “UIFSA”).
Virginia uses a statutory guideline for determining baseline child support, also aptly called “guideline child support.” The guidelines take into account the combined and relative incomes of the parents, work-related child care and day care paid by either or both parents, and health care premiums paid by either or both parents. There are also different ways to calculate guideline support based on sole custody, primary custody, and shared custody. What the guidelines don’t take into account are special circumstances. When special circumstances exist, a deviation from the guidelines may be necessary. At Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross PLC, our attorneys are experienced in litigating and negotiating special circumstances which can include, for example, children with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Down syndrome.
Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross are the leading divorce attorneys in Northern Virginia. We are experienced in all aspects of family law including divorce, collaborative divorce, child custody, mediation, visitation rights and property support among others. Our firm provides legal services throughout Northern Virginia and Frederick, MD including Ashburn, Leesburg, Winchester, Fairfax County, Clarke County, Prince William County and Frederick County. Contact us for help in resolving your legal issues. At Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross people matter.