In divorce cases involving children, securing the current and future welfare of the children is always of paramount importance.
The guiding principle is to do what’s right for the child. Under Virginia law, child support must adequately provide for a child’s needs, subject to whatever economic constraints his or her parents may face.
Virginia’s child-support guidelines take into account:
- Decision-making authority;
- Child-care time;
- Each parent’s economic potential;
- Health insurance costs and other expenses.
At Hoover Penrod PLC, the firm’s family law attorneys are highly skilled at sorting out the multitude of knotty and emotional issues involved in child support. They approach these matters in a spirit of fairness that avoids inflaming the anxieties that can be kindled in any divorce proceeding.
Residents of Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester, and neighboring communities in Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley who need an attorney knowledgeable on child-support issues should call Hoover Penrod PLC at 540-433-2444 for a consultation.