Chesapeake Child Support Attorney The Right Attorney Makes All The Difference

Chesapeake Child Support Attorney

Money can be a frightening topic during a divorce. Each party will be concerned about how much they need, how much they have, and how much they will gain or lose.

Unfortunately, child support can get wrapped up in these concerns. A system that is meant to help feed, clothe, and protect your kids becomes a source of frustration and antagonism.

Our firm is here to help with your child support agreements. We understand that these payments should not create an undue burden on the payor, nor should they leave the receiver destitute. Our team of attorneys can argue for a reasonable payment that benefits everyone.

Our Chesapeake child support lawyers are standing by to hear from you. For help, call The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller today at (757) 267-4949.

Which Parent Pays Child Support in Virginia?

It’s important to remember that both parents pay child support. This fact can be difficult for some people to understand, and it’s easy to get confused. One parent does make direct payments to the other, this is true.

However, the parent who receives these payments also uses their income directly on the children. They support the kids through the day-to-day expenses of feeding the kids, clothing them, buying groceries, and so forth.

Any reasonable child support agreement considers this fact. Our firm will help you negotiate a fair payment, one that accounts for the income of each parent.

How Is Child Support Determined in Virginia?

Courts consider several factors when ruling on child support. These considerations include:

  • Each parent’s income
  • Any special circumstances, such as the child’s health
  • The amount of physical custody each parent has with the children
  • The children’s financial needs, and the parent’s ability to meet these needs
  • The number of children the payor supports, even if they have children from another parent.

What if My Child Support Payments Are Too High?

Child support should not put the payor in financial straits. When calculated properly, these payments should not be much higher than what you were spending on the kids before the divorce.

Our firm will work closely with the courts to help make sure child support meets the children’s needs while protecting the payor from financial ruin. The outcome should work for everyone – the payor, the receiver, and the children. Our goal is to make sure all stakeholder’s needs are met.

Modifying Child Support Payments

If there is a problem with your child support ruling, we can work with the courts to help bring these payments down to a fair, manageable level.

Perhaps you divorced long ago, but significant life changes have altered your ability to keep up with the original payments. Such changes can justify a child support modification, and we can work to help prove that alterations are necessary.

Life changes that can impact your child support payments include:

  • A Change in Income
    If you, through no fault of your own, lose your job or get demoted, you can request a modification. Success depends on whether such changes are semi-permanent. A better-paying job for either spouse could also call for a modification.
  • The Birth of a New Child
    Child support is based on the number of kids you have, even if they come from another parent. If the payor has a new child, they can lower their payments.
  • The Receiving Parent Remarries
    In most cases, spouses legally share incomes. If the receiving parent remarries, their income technically grows, and the payor may be able to reduce their payments.

Our attorneys are here to help with all your child support needs in Chesapeake. Whether you need help with a new ruling or need to modify your current payments, we are here for you. You can reach our lawyers onlineor call us today at (757) 267-4949.

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    “Lindsey was great ! Kept me updated and informed, Attorney Blair got me through a tough time and even though I ended up settling that was my choice to end it not Attorney Blair’s.. i appreciate everyone in the office for their help and hard work on my case as I know it takes many to get the job done… so happy to put this in the past and move on and live my life without this stress thanks again to all the staff and Attorney Blair”

    - Kimberly H.
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    “Daniel Miller has done an excellent job with my case. I am so pleased with the outcome of my court hearing. His whole office is top notch providing professional guidance in my time of need. I made a bad decision that got me in trouble with the law. My decision to hire Mr Miller was the start of making good decisions. I was so impressed with my initial consultation on the phone with Mr Miller and even more impressed by his court hearing command. I highly recommend his service.”

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Case Results

A Track Record of Success
  • Protective Order Domestic Violence

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home. We were successful in showing that she had motive to fabricate and that had consulted with an attorney regarding getting our client out of her house days before filing the request for a protective order.

  • Pre Litigation Defense – Rape Sex Crimes

    Our client was the respondent of a protective order wherein the petitioner alleged that she was raped. She sought a two-year protective order and was seeking to have detectives assist in securing warrants against him. We suspect that the admissions made on cross-examination by the alleged victim at the hearing will prevent the Commonwealth from bringing any charges.

  • Protective Order Family Law

    Our client's estranged wife had filed a protective order to prohibit him from having contact with her to gain exclusive use and possession of the home. We were successful in showing that she had motive to fabricate and that had consulted with an attorney regarding getting our client out of her house days before filing the request for a protective order.

  • Driving Under the Influence 4th Offense– Bond Hearing DUI

    Our client was charged with fourth offense driving under the influence. Based upon his age and pre-existing health conditions, we were able to show that jail was an unsafe place. Our client was released on house arrest conditioned upon his wearing SCRAM bracelet which tracks his location and ensures that he does not consume alcohol.

  • Violation of Protective Order – Appeal Domestic Violence

    Our client was under a protective order to have no hostile contact with his family. The Commonwealth alleged that based upon several text exchanges that he had threatened his teenage children. Without the assistance of counsel, he received 90 days of active incarceration in lower Court. On appeal we were able to reduce his confinement to 24 hours – time served.

  • Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit Misdemeanor Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, but the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge at the preliminary hearing stage against our client who suffered severe and debilitating mental illness.

  • Third Offense Petty Larceny Felony Defense

    Our client was charged with felony third offense petty larceny, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in the Virginia State Penitentiary. We were successful in negotiating a reduction to a misdemeanor petty larceny charge with no active jail time.

  • Possession of Marijuana- Appeal Drug Crimes

    Our client plead not guilty to a second offense possession of marijuana charge. We successfully argued that the Commonwealth had failed to prove constructive possession. The case was dismissed.

  • Driving Under the Influence DUI

    Our client was charged with driving under the influence after officers answered a call for service in a church parking lot. Eyewitnesses were able to testify as to the time of operation and identify the driver. Officers testified that they smelled alcohol coming from our client, that he was unsteady on his feet, and that he had not done well on his field sobriety tests. Video evidence secured from the church and bodycam footage did not support the testimony. The DUI charge was reduced to reckless driving.

  • Domestic Violence Domestic Violence

    Our client was alleged to have assaulted the girlfriend of her child’s father during an exchange of the child at a police precinct. Phone video evidence and inconsistencies in the Prosecutor’s witness testimony led to a dismissal of the charge.


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