child support being calculated in virginia

How is Child Support Calculated in Virginia?

Oftentimes, people think child support is based on one factor – how much the noncustodial parent makes. While that certainly is a part of the calculation of the monthly obligation, there are actually several factors that can affect the child support amount owed to custodial parents. These factors include, but are not limited to: the number of children the monthly …

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Guardian ad Litem: What’s That?

In many child custody cases, judges will appoint a Guardian ad Litem, also known as a GAL. Guardian ad Litem means “guardian for the suit”. A GAL in Virginia is an attorney who helps assist the judge in determining the circumstances of the case. A GAL’s role is to represent the children in the proceeding. The GAL will speak with …