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Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.To answer directly, the percentage of physical custody most definitely affects support. The fact that you left, however, is a non-issue for child custody matters unless you abandoned the the children and did not keep in touch for 12 months or longer. If he is claiming that you leaving affects support and custody, then that is simply not the case, and something you do not really to worry about in this case.Good luck
Thank you. The only reason I asked is that all the online calculators, specific to VA law, make no mention of the amount of time that the children spend with each parent, just how much each parent earns?
Mandy,Calculators take both factors into court--the split of custody and the earnings and wages for both parties. The courts will most definitely consider the custodial split as part of their ultimate calculation for the custodial obligation for each party as well as each party's financial obligation as well.Hope that helps.