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Spousal and Child Support

Roanoke Spousal and Child Support Lawyer Offers Practical Advice and Effective Solutions

Legal counsel that eases the financial strain of a separation

Divorce presents many challenges — many of them financial. If you are experiencing this type of case, spousal and child support are likely two very important concerns for you. It is critical that you choose a Roanoke spousal and child support attorney who has established a record of success in negotiations and at trial. Johnson Law PLC provides effective, compassionate support when you are facing the aftereffects of a divorce.

At Johnson Law PLC, we always put your interests first, easing the emotional and financial burden of often-contentious disputes cases. Whether you and your ex-spouse are able to work cooperatively or are involved in an angry dispute involving financial support and child custody, our attorneys can help you find a reasonable solution to your family law issues.

How to calculate child support in Virginia

Virginia law provides support guidelines that family courts use to calculate how much child support will be paid by one parent to another. In determining the amount one has to pay, factors that are taken into account include:

  • Custody and visitation arrangements
  • Income of both parents
  • Cost of health insurance
  • Child care expenses

Johnson Law PLC has the skill and flexibility needed to effectively represent you in and out of court. We understand exactly how child support is calculated and how spousal support is awarded in Virginia, and we can help you negotiate a favorable award that may deviate from the guidelines.

Understanding Virginia spousal support guidelines

Dividing a household income can be complex, especially when one spouse is dependent on the other. In these situations, the court may give one spouse the right to collect spousal support or alimony. In Virginia, alimony laws establish payment made from one spouse to the other either on a temporary or permanent basis. The amount of spousal support is made based on several factors, including:

  • Income of both parties
  • Education levels
  • Health
  • Standard of living
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Retirement benefits
  • Tax consequences of an award

At Johnson Law PLC, you can find a divorce attorney who helps you navigate within the legal guidelines, ambiguities, special circumstances and individual concerns of spousal support. We have litigated many spousal support cases and have a reputation for achieving the most beneficial results possible.

Get the assistance you need from a spousal and child support attorney in Roanoke, VA

For an attorney who is experienced in family law cases and is dedicated solely to your best interests, call Johnson Law PLC at 540-427-6856 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are experienced, compassionate and accessible with offices conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Roanoke.

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