Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.
Hello! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney with more than 18 years of experience. I am here to assist you with your questions. Please understand that if I ask you for additional information, you are NOT charged again and our communications are NOT timed. So please see this as a relaxed conversation between friends. I am here to help
Also, if you would like to chat on the phone, let me know and I can make that happen.
I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. Did the court award custody to the grandparents? And not award support??
Thanks...but is the court involved? That is, you saymy ex-wife parents and myself decided to take custody from my ex and give it to her parents,What does that mean?Is the court going to order guardianship?
ThanksSo you want to know if you can petition the court to add support for this child? Is that the case?
Thanks...so are you asking if you need to perform the calculation?
Thanks. THat is helpfulI am going to opt out to allow another expert to assist. No need to respond...if another expert can answer this they will respond here
Hello BenThis is Samuel. You will still be sharing support for your children. And in that regard, the basis is your perspective incomes and how much you each contribute to the support. It will be calculated much the same way as if you two shared custody. The only difference is the child does not live with either parent.To set the amount of the child support order, Virginia uses the Child Support Guidelines approved by the Virginia General Assembly. Virginia’s guidelines take into consideration such factors as the needs of the child and each parent’s income. The guidelines are available at all public libraries, at child support offices throughout the Commonwealth, and on the DCSE website. The actual amount of the order will ultimately depend on the individual circumstances of your case. Important factors that may affect the order include work-related child care expenses, child health care premiums, and other children for whom either parent is legally responsible. Only the incomes of the legal parents are considered and not incomes of current spouses.
And so even though you are not in custody of the children, the shared form will be used for calculating purposes.