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West Virginia Child Support Laws

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West Virginia Child Support laws adopt the income shares model on adjusted gross income to calculate the child support amount.

  • The parents of a child, even if unmarried are required to provide child support until the child turns eighteen or until a later stage in the case of mentally or physically disabled child.
  • The non-custodial parent will provide payments to the custodial parent, which is assumed to be directly spent on the child.
  • The support amount will increase or decrease based on the number of children, financial strength of the parents and financial sources of the child.

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