Parents share the obligation to provide for their children. For parents who are divorced or were never married, finding a way to calculate what each should contribute can prove incredibly difficult. To make the process easier, Virginia has established child support guidelines that help families find arrangements that fit the needs of their children.
At Eldridge & Nagy, PLC, a family law firm serving clients throughout Harrisonburg and the surrounding areas of Virginia, we help clients understand the factors that the court considers when awarding child support. While the child support guidelines serve as a solid base for support determinations, there are often additional factors that need to be considered, including:
- A child's special needs
- A child's extraordinary educational expenses
- A parent's irregular income
Dedicated Staunton Spousal Support Attorneys
During a marriage, many couples make decisions as a unit and take different roles in providing for their family. Spousal support, often referred to as alimony, is a way for the court to ensure that both spouses have the financial resources they need after a marriage has ended.
At Eldridge & Nagy, PLC, our lawyers work closely with clients to build strategic arguments based on the factors that the court uses to determine spousal support awards, including:
- The length of the marriage
- The couple's standard of living during the marriage
- The income and assets of both parties
- The ability of each party to support himself or herself
We represent clients in both settlement negotiations and in court, ensuring that they have the best possible chance of securing an arrangement that fits their needs. Our experienced counsel and aggressive representation are valuable assets to clients facing all types of support issues.
Contact Eldridge & Nagy, PLC
Call 540-315-8450 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with a Harrisonburg child support attorney.