If you have children, one of the critical aspects of your divorce is determining child support. It’s normal to be concerned about how much a child support order will impact your income, whether you are the custodial or non-custodial parent.
At Sutton & Janelle, PLLC, we are prepared to navigate the complexities of the West Virginia legal system with you in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With more than 50 years of combined experience, and thousands of child support matters litigated, our Berkeley County divorce lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of state laws and court proceedings and a proven track record of success.
In West Virginia, both parents are responsible for the care and support of their child or children, pursuant to a complex set of guidelines. The amount of child support a parent must pay depends on the number of children, both parents’ respective income, and other factors such as health insurance and day care costs.
Each parent is responsible for a percentage of the total amount of the child support order. The parent who has the higher income is responsible for a higher pro rata percentage of the overall amount. To determine the percentage of child support, the Court must determine the gross income (salary or wages, bonuses, commissions, tips, and profits) and adjusted gross income for both parties. We work with these guidelines on a daily basis, and are well able help you through the process.
Whether child support is just one facet of a more complex matter, or you just need help in modifying the current order, our Berkeley County divorce lawyers are ready to offer the legal assistance necessary to ensure you the best possible result. Give us a call today for experienced and skilled legal representation. We are here to help you.