Child Support Lawyers Arlington VA

Child Support Lawyers Arlington VAAt May Law, LLP, our Arlington VA child support lawyers will tell you that child support agreement can be notoriously complex. If you’re having trouble ironing out your own child support orders, you certainly aren’t alone. Whether you’re responsible for paying child support or you’ll be collecting child support, it’s essential to know that you have certain rights and protections under the law. 

At May Law, LLP, we understand that child support can be very confusing and complex. Laws vary widely depending on the state you live in, and if you and your former partner live in different states, the process of enforcing child support can be daunting. The good news is that an Arlington VA child support lawyer from May Law, LLP may be able to help.

What is child support?

Child support exists to ensure that children living with single parents still have the same resources as children living with both of their parents. Some economists might argue that child support is one way of taking proactive measures against child poverty. Therapists might say that it encourages relationships between children and both of their parents. It’s also intended to ensure that one parent (most often the mother) does not bear the entire responsibility of raising a child. Turning to an Arlington VA child support lawyer that you can trust, is a way of ensuring that child support arrangements are made in the best interest of both you and your child.  

Child support is not intended as a way of punishing a parent for not being the custodial parent. It is also not intended to be a form of spousal support. If a noncustodial parent is making child support payments to the custodial parent, the custodial parent has the responsibility of using those payments for the child’s wellbeing.

How can May Law, LLP, Arlington VA child support lawyers help?

There are many ways that a child support lawyer may be able to help parents work through their child support issues in the state of Virginia. Parents often consult with our Arlington VA child support lawyers when they separate from their spouse and need help determining how much child support they will be receiving or paying. 

At May Law, LLP, we have also helped parents with existing child support orders who need adjustments to these orders. It’s fairly common for the financial circumstances of the parents to change over time and it’s also common for the financial needs of a child to increase over time. While some parents can predict and plan for these changes in their initial child support agreement, most parents simply adjust the order as needed. These adjustments require an appearance in front of a family court judge but if both parents agree on the changes, the process can be very simple. 

If you’re facing an uncompromising or uncooperative former partner, you will almost certainly want to consult with an experienced Arlington VA child support lawyer. It is fairly common for some parents to attempt to dodge their parental responsibilities by failing to pay their child support bills. This is a problem that May Law, LLP has encountered many times before. We’re here to tell you that, as the custodial parent looking out for your children, you do have legal protections. 

Contact May Law, LLP

When you come to May Law, LLP for assistance with your child support issue, you’ll find a team of capable, experienced, and compassionate legal professionals who want the best for your family. Call May Law, LLP today to schedule a consultation with our child support lawyer in Arlington VA.