About Andrew Tank

Andrew Tank is a lead senior associate attorney in the Arlington office of Livesay & Myers, P.C. He practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases in Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia.

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Modification of Support Obligation Based on COVID-19 Layoff in Virginia

Posted on March 31st, 2020, by Andrew Tank in Family Law. No Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. Aside from the health of those afflicted, perhaps the greatest damage has been economic. Unemployment has skyrocketed, affecting even people who previously felt secure in their employment.

Losing a job for any reason is stressful. For those who have a child or spousal support obligation, there is an extra level of concern. The good news for those people is that, with some exceptions related to spousal support, the law does provide relief to those who qualify and know how to seek it.

First the exceptions. In Virginia, a spousal support obligation is not modifiable if:

It is pursuant to an agreement (as opposed to ordered by a judge) that was entered into prior to July 1, 2018, and the agreement does not state that spousal support is modifiable; or
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