Virginia Support Calc Site Is Up!
When it comes to Virginia Child Support Guideline calculations, lots of mediators, lawyers and clients have enjoyed the benefit of the free site SupportSolver.com for many years. We at Resolution Point have been very fond of it and have recommended it to clients and to seminar attendees including the numerous attendees of our classes at the Women’s Center in Vienna, Virginia.
In early 2014, the Virginia legislature made changes to the Guideline formulas to become effective July 1, 2014. We waited anxiously to see if SupportSolver.com would make the updates, but the update didn’t happen.
So to fill the void, we are happy to announce our new project called the Virginia Support Calculator Project and the new website we’ve created called VaSupportCalc.com. We’re starting with the Guideline calculations and they are now up and ready for use.
But we hope the project won’t stop there. We’re looking into creating a mobile app so these calculations can be done “on the go.” And then we’ll look at the pendente lite spousal support calculations.
We hope eventually to share with everyone many of the other “calculators” that are invaluable to our mediation and CDFA™ practices at Resolution Point.
How can we do this and not charge anything? Ok, we admit we haven’t figured that out yet. We’re hoping for donations. If each person who realizes the time he or she saves by using the calculators is willing to donate a few dollars ($5 or $10 maybe) each time a calculations is done, we’ll be able to keep working on more of these solutions that we know will be valuable to everyone. There’s also Google AdSense advertising on the site that we hope you’ll at least click on to see what the advertisers have to offer. That’ll make some difference for the project too. (Please note that Resolution Point and the Virginia Support Calculation Project do not endorse the products and services of any of the advertisers.)
So please try out VaSupportCalc.com. If you’re a mediator or lawyer, test out the calculations and look at the extensive help screens. See if they make sense and match the other tools that you might using. If so, please use the tools and tell your clients and colleagues. If you find any problems, use the contact page on the website to let us know and we’ll be as responsive as we can.
If you’re not a mediator or lawyer or someone trained in doing child support calculations, please remember that these calculators are NOT a substitute for legal advice. While they may be helpful guidance in figuring out some ballparks numbers, PLEASE consult your attorney to confirm the results and so you understand how these are used (and not used)!