How to Use Virginia Child Support Tables

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

In calculating the amount of Virginia child support owed to the custodial parent, gross income plays a major role. Child support tables may be used by the Virginia divorce court to figure out how much the noncustodial parent will be ordered to pay.

On the Virginia child support table, there is a combined monthly gross income column. Sources of gross income may include: salary, wages, commissions, bonuses, royalties, spousal support, gifts, prizes, awards, etc. There are also rows with the number of children to which the noncustodial parent owes support.

In order to use the Virginia child support table, first locate the combined monthly gross income for both you and your ex-spouse. After you find this, locate the number of children that you have with your ex-spouse. For example, if your combined monthly gross income is $2,500 and you have 2 children, the noncustodial parent will be ordered to pay $610 per month.

It is important to keep in mind that while these tables are used as a guideline by the court, factors such as medical expenses and child-care costs may be used when calculating the amount of Virginia child support for your children. You should speak with an experienced Virginia divorce attorney who understands child support law to learn more about how these tables are used.

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