Child Support

Why am I not receiving the full amount of Virginia child support from my ex-husband’s withheld military pay?

The most common reason for not receiving the entire amount of ordered child support from your ex-husband's military pay is that he doesn't have enough disposable income. The military abides by the Consumer Credit Protect Act (CCPA), which limits the amount of your ex-husband's military pay that can be deducted for Virginia child support. Military…

I’ve remarried. Does that mean my ex-husband is off the hook for Virginia child support?

Even if you have remarried, your ex-husband must still pay Virginia child support if you are the custodial parent. The only way your husband can get off the hook for child support is if your new spouse adopts your child. You should discuss the adoption with your Virginia Beach divorce lawyer first to make sure…

What can be amended on a Virginia child support agreement?

In a divorce, the court uses specific guidelines to determine the amount of the Virginia child support order; however, in some cases, the order can be amended. While the court assumes the calculated order is sufficient, it may be increased or decreased based on a number of factors. When asking for a Virginia child support…

Is there a statute of limitations on Virginia child support orders? I haven’t acted on mine, and I’m afraid it has expired and I won’t be able to get anything for my minor children.

If you have not acted on your Virginia child support orders after going through a divorce, there is no need to worry; Virginia does not have a statute of limitations for child support and your order cannot expire. You have the right to collect unpaid child support when you are ready, even if your child…

My ex declared bankruptcy. Does that mean he doesn’t have to pay Virginia child support?

Some women run into difficulties when attempting to collect the child support ordered by a Virginia court. An ex-spouse declaring bankruptcy can definitely be a bump in the road to collecting child support in Virginia. Some men conveniently declare bankruptcy during their divorce in order to avoid paying child support in Virginia, while others are…