Spousal Support is not the same as child support
Ken Hodge has outlined some important distinctions between spousal support and child support in his recent article, “Underatand the Differences Between Spousal Support and Child Support.” Please click the link above to review the article and feel free to post your comments.
Understand the Interplay Between Spousal Support and Child Support (…and be sure your lawyer does, as well)
Every client who either receives or pays child support and spousal support (and certainly every lawyer handling a support case) needs to understand the interplay between these two very different types of support under Virginia law. The basic concepts are simple: spousal support is counted as income to the recipient for child support purposes.