Posted on Apr 05, 2013

In a CNN article printed this morning, Pedro Quezada, a $338 million Powerball jackpot winner and New Jersey father of three, was ordered to pay $30,000 in overdue child support. According to the article, presiding Superior Court Judge Ernest Caposela warned Quezada “he’ll be approached with lots of investment offers, but the best investment would be in his children.”

    Caposela is right. Children are of the highest priority among families, and when divorce is on the forefront, the consequential question of custody will revolve around the best interest and needs of the child. It could be that you have just separated and are concerned how your children will be affected. Alternatively, you may have a former spouse who is not properly paying child support each month as ordered by the court and you are overwhelmed by the increasing extra expenses. 

Unfortunately, sometimes child support is not paid as it should, or court orders are just plain ignored. Budgeting your expenses around a payment that does not arrive, month after month, quickly makes you feel helpless, overwhelmed by bills, and unsure where you even stand. 

There is something you can do, and at Smith Strong PLC, we will provide you the legal knowledge, strategies and support system you need to get back on your feet. 

    No matter what stage you are in, a consultation with an attorney at Smith Strong PLC will help you understand your Virginia child support or child custody situation. A Virginia attorney at Smith Strong will personally advise you of your options and assist you in the next steps you can take to get you in the right direction. Call (804) 325-1245 and receive the legal strength you and your children deserve.


Disclaimer: Please note every case is different, therefore, this article should not be construed as legal advice or replace an attorney-client relationship.