Chesapeake Child Support Attorney
Misinformation about child support and alimony is pervasive. Too often, this bad information leads to unrealistic expectations and confusion. At Jankell & Ireland, we work closely with our clients to help them understand what to expect, and what we can do to help them achieve their goals.
Child support is determined by a formula. The formula considers many factors to determine the amount that a parent should pay or receive in child support. If you have questions about Virginia’s child support formula, you should speak to our Chesapeake child support attorneys.
Child Support Enforcement
If a parent is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, the court can impute income to him or her. In other words, a parent cannot simply claim to be unemployed in order to get out of paying child support. However, it is a very common problem. If you suspect that your former spouse is voluntarily underemployed or unemployed in order to get out of paying child support, our attorneys can take steps to enforce the child support order.
If you are unable to work due to an injury or disability and are struggling to keep up with child support payments, you may be able to pursue a child support modification. Our lawyers can evaluate your situation to determine whether your change in circumstances meets the legal standards for a modification.
Virginia Beach Spousal Support Attorney
There are two types of spousal support: rehabilitative and permanent. The goal of rehabilitative support is to ensure that you have financial support while you pursue education that will allow you to become self-sufficient. Permanent spousal support is awarded to spouses who are near retirement age or unable to become self-sufficient.
Whether you are likely to be awarded alimony or be ordered to pay it, our attorneys will work to assert your interests and achieve the most favorable outcome for you.