Legal Question in Family Law in Virginia

Child support was set way below the guidelines with an understanding that my ex husband would pay half of our sons private school tuition. He has opted to ignore the agreement and now I'm paying the tuition on my own. I want to file for child support to be set to the guidelines, I have a case in DCSE because he wasn't paying the small amount we agreed on. I am pretty sure I can request this on my own without an attorney standing beside me, however do I need to "show cause" or just file the paper work with the original agreement attached to have it reviewed?

Asked on 6/19/13, 1:17 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

If you've already assigned your rights to collect/enforce child support to

DCSE, then you should allow this agency to handle both the enforcement of

the current support obligation as well as the matter of reestablishing this support

in an amount that fully conforms with the Virginia Child Support Guidelines (my opinion).

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Answered on 6/22/13, 10:54 am


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