Child support issues can be complex in Virginia. While there are numerous portions of child support that most people will understand and agree to, there can be other factors that can come up that might not be as familiar. Having legal assistance from the beginning of the case to the end can avoid any confusion with these matters. Included are the deviation factors.
With the deviation factors, it can be found that the amount ordered in child support based on the state guidelines might not be in the best interests of the parent, the child or both. If that is the case, the parent will have the right to issue a challenge to the guidelines. The court can deviate from the calculated amount if a rebuttal has been issued in opposition of the presumptive amount. Parents who are seeking modifications based on deviation factors need to know what this can be based on.