Are you a divorcing custodial parent wondering how much financial support you will get for your child? Has your spouse been awarded custody and you are worried that an excessive child support order will leave you unable to pay your bills and care for yourself? A strict mathematical formula is applied by West Virginia courts to determine what is considered to be a fair child support payment for the care of children whose parents are divorcing.
How Is Child Support Calculated In West Virginia?
The income of both parents, as well as expenses for care of the child and the maintenance of the parents, are just a few of the factors taken into consideration. The state of West Virginia has developed a Child Support Calculation Worksheet to assist with determining the amount of child support due for each child. Please note that this calculator provides a general estimate only.
Isner Law Helps Ensure a Fair Child Support Order
The total income levels of both parents and the total relative costs of providing for the child’s essentials (such as shelter, food, clothing, and medical care) are carefully taken into consideration to determine a recommended financial contribution to be paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. This child support payment is to be used toward the costs of care for the child.
Special Circumstances May Affect Child Support
In some cases, additional expenses are ordered to be paid, no payments from non-custodial to custodial parent are ordered, or other special circumstances may arise. Each situation is unique. Help ensure that your child support order is fair and appropriate by contacting Isner Law Office for the experienced legal counsel you need to guide you through this potentially complicated process.
Some additional factors that may affect a child support order include:
-Joint Physical Custody
-Changes in Child Care
-Birth of a Child
If you are considering divorce, are already in the process of divorcing, or require a modification of your child support order, contact Isner Law Office for experienced legal assistance to ensure that you and your children are treated fairly. Call: 304-636-7681.