Child Support Attorneys in Hampton Roads
Serving Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Norfolk
Divorce is hard on everyone involved, especially children. At the law firm of Thomas L. Hunter, P.C., our dedicated attorneys provide skilled legal assistance to ensure children receive financial support throughout the divorce process and beyond. When you choose us for legal guidance, you can expect to receive personalized attention. We go above and beyond to make sure our clients understand every aspect of the law and how it relates to their case. And, when circumstances demand it, we are ready to aggressively fight on your behalf.
Our child support attorneys protect the best interests of children during the divorce process
Virginia law has an unusual requirement when it comes to determining support issues. While it is typical for divorcing couples to override state guidelines by negotiating an out-of-court settlement on child custody and support issues, state law requires that the guidelines be followed in all situations.
As experienced child support lawyers, we ensure all guidelines are considered, including the following —
- The needs of the children, particularly in special needs situations
- The financial status of both custodial and non-custodial parents
- Other financial responsibilities of each parent, including support for children outside the marriage
- The need to pay educational expenses for college, even after a child reaches majority
- Prior agreement of both spouses, which our Hampton support lawyers help negotiate to ensure all issues meet state guidelines
Each family law attorney at Thomas L. Hunter P.C. has a detailed understanding of the complex provisions of Virginia child support guidelines and works within those guidelines to find solutions that meet the needs and desires of the parents. We believe parents are the best judges of the best interests of their children, and our support attorneys in Hampton Roads find creative solutions to meet the needs of both parents and the law.
The final divorce decree is not always the end of child support issues
Many life changes — such as loss of employment or even a dramatic increase in income — may be grounds for modifying child support at any time after the divorce until all children have reached the age of majority. Our child support attorneys build a continuing relationship with our clients throughout Hampton Roads to ensure their children remain protected even after the final divorce decree.
Contact us for a consultation
To discuss your child support concerns or family law matter with a Thomas L. Hunter, P.C. lawyer, contact us online or call one of our four convenient offices —