Child Support

Child Support Attorneys in Alexandria

If you and your partner separate or divorce, this proceeding can become extraordinarily complicated if you have children. Family law exists to ensure your children have what they need for their development and wellbeing, and one critical element of this legal framework is child support. If you have sole custody over your children, their other parent will most likely need to financially contribute to their care—and vice versa.

Establishing a fair child support arrangement can be a challenge. The court will assess a wide variety of factors before determining whether child support is necessary and how much one parent should need to contribute. At Tesfaye Law, we want to help you navigate this process and fight for the wellbeing of both you and your children.


We offer free consultations, Saturday appointments, and services in both English and Amharic. Call (703) 454-8865 or contact us online to get started as soon as possible.


How Will the Court Determine Child Support?

The court’s ultimate goal is to ensure parents have the financial resources they need to care for their children. As such, the court will need to assess a broad set of factors before establishing an equitable arrangement.

These factors may include:

  • Existing custody arrangement
  • Number of children
  • Number of other dependents
  • Parents’ monthly incomes
  • Extra-curricular expenses
  • Health insurance costs
  • Medical expenses
  • Daycare or private school tuition

Can Child Support Be Modified?

Family court orders can be modified as circumstances change. If your existing child support arrangement is no longer adequate or feasible, we can help you gather financial documentation and present your case to the judge.

The court may grant a child support modification if:

  • One parent becomes disabled and can no longer work
  • One parent gets a substantial raise at work
  • The children’s expenses have increased or decreased
  • The amount of time the children spend with each parent has significantly changed
  • One parent has become incarcerated
  • One parent has had another child from another relationship

Generally, the court will modify your child support arrangement to maintain fairness. If circumstances significantly change, you may be able to appropriately modify your court order.

Serving Families in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.

Whether you have joint custody, sole custody, or visitation rights, our child support lawyers in Alexandria can help you attain a fair order. We understand what the court will need to see to approve a certain arrangement, and we can put your case together with both precision and efficiency.

To speak with one of our legal professionals at Tesfaye Law, call (703) 454-8865 or fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to working with you.

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