Child support levels can cause serious financial difficulties when they are set arbitrarily. Child support guidelines are generally used to assure that a child’s basic necessities are met. However, many people fail to report all income, which can have a significant impact on the calculation. Other people do not wish to work to their potential. Other factors such as health insurance, work-related day care and expenditures for other children must be considered as well as issues such as:
- The ability to claim your child as a tax dependency exemption, which can be an important part of the child support order
The payment of uninsured medical expenses, which can impact a parent’s budget without the proper apportionment between parents
There is often little room for variation from the child support levels determined by the formula. This makes it very important that the proper information and numbers are examined and utilized for income determination for small-business owners and independent contractors.
Helping To Secure Fair Child Support Outcomes
At Miller, Earle & Shanks, PLLC, our lawyers have extensive experience ensuring that our clients’ child support levels are set appropriately for the individual circumstances of their situations. We know how critical it is for people to have fair child support levels, and we utilize our experience to effectively pursue levels that work for our clients. Over the course of the decades, our firm has been helping people deal with family law matters such as child support determinations, enforcements and modifications, and we have been recognized in many ways for the high quality of the representation we provide, including receiving an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. J. Burns Earle III is the lead attorney in our family law area.
Child Support Attorneys In Harrisonburg, Luray And Front Royal, Virginia, As Well As Throughout The Shenandoah Valley
Let us help you secure the fair child support obligations you need so that your child’s needs are met. To schedule a free initial consultation (for personal injury only) with one of our experienced family law attorneys, call 540-564-1555, or contact us online.
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