Filing for a Child Support Increase in Virginia

Posted on Feb 16, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

Raising a child can be financially draining, especially if you are a single parent. If you are interested in getting an increase in your Virginia child support, you should contact an experienced Virginia divorce attorney. You may be owed an increase in child support if your child’s expenses have recently gone up, or your ex-husband is now making more money. Your Virginia divorce lawyer can help you file the necessary paperwork for a child support increase.

You will need to go to the original court where your child support order was issued. The court, or your Virginia divorce attorney, can help you locate the forms needed to request an increase in child support. After the forms have been completed and filed, you will be told when to come back to court for your hearing. Next, your ex-husband will be served with a copy of the paperwork you filed and notified of the court date.

Before your court date, you should gather documents that show any expenses related to raising your child.
This includes the amount of money you are spending on rent, food, clothing, schooling, and medical treatment. The judge will take this amount into consideration when making a decision regarding a Virginia child support increase.

When it is your court date, you should already have an idea of the amount of support you are requesting
. Be sure that the amount is realistic to avoid having your case thrown out. In some cases, your Virginia divorce attorney may be able to negotiate with your ex-husband’s attorney to come up with a child support increase amount that is fair to both parties.

If you are seeking a Virginia child support increase, contact an experienced Virginia divorce attorney who specializes in child support disputes. It’s critical that you have exceptional legal representation that not only understands the specifics of your case, but is dedicated to your best interests and that of your family.

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The Virginia divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women who wish to file for divorce. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and ensuring that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life and care for your child. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation(757) 425-5200.