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A petition for Separate Maintenance and Child Support has been entered. The children are 8 and 10, and my name is XXXXX XXXXX birth certificates.....according to my lawyer, since we are sharing the children 50/50 (a week at a time), and given our finances, child support would be about $450/month. My lawyer is filing a motion (I forgot the name) to dismiss, since no Grounds for support or separation are identified (not can they be warranted).
yes, still legally married....there has been no petition for Divorce, and in Virginia, you must be separated for 1 year prior to divorce. My lawyer says the court will eventually order me to pay support (in the area of $1500/month for spousal and child), and says if I start paying before being ordered, it would look favorably on me when the time comes for the court to order it.
it's been almost 30 minutes since my reply to you.....should I wait for a response, or will it be much longer?
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Thanks very much.
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