Practice Areas

Law Office of Thomas B. Dance, P.C.
3516 Plank Road, Suite 6C
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Phone: 540-548-3463
Fax: 540-693-2243
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Experienced Fredericksburg and Stafford County Support Attorney

Divorce and child custody disputes can present many challenges, most notably financial ones. For many persons experiencing this type of case, spousal support, traditionally known as alimony, and child support are very important issues that need strong guidance and efficient legal advice. At the Law Office of Thomas B. Dance, P.C., we understand how exactly how child support is calculated and how spousal support is awarded in Virginia. We can help you get the financial support you or your children need, or, if you are under Court order to make payments, we can advise and represent you in making sure that the amount you pay is accurate. Contact us to learn more.

Spotsylvania Child Support Lawyer

Virginia law provides support guidelines that Courts use to calculate how much child support will be paid by one parent to another. In determining the amount one has to pay, a judge will generally take into account factors that include:

  • Custody and visitation arrangements
  • Incomes of both parents
  • The cost of health insurance
  • Child care expenses

Spousal Support Attorney Serving the Fredericksburg Area

Under Virginia law, spousal support is less formulaic than child support. Spousal support is determined, either by a judge or by settlement agreement, with the following factors taken into consideration:

  • Relative incomes (or income potential) of both spouses
  • The higher-earning spouse's ability to pay and the needs of the recipient
  • The length of the marriage
  • The facts and circumstances that contributed to the dissolution of the marital relationship

Contact Us for Answers to Your Child Support and Spousal Support Questions

We can help you legally resolve any issues related to the establishment of support, modification due to change of circumstances and enforcement when payments are not being made, by using our negotiation skills to resolve problems as efficiently as possible. When necessary, we can seek Court involvement to make sure your rights and needs are protected. Call us at 540-692-6341 to speak to a Stafford County alimony lawyer about your questions and concerns.