WEST VIRGINIA CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF WEST VIRGINIA’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
West Virginia’s child support laws have seen significant updates over the last decade to ensure the well-being of children while considering parents’ circumstances.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Update
– Regular updates of child support guidelines to reflect economic realities.
2014: Efficient Payment Disbursement
– Implementation of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2015: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Emphasis on the overall well-being of the child in child support considerations.
2016: Strengthening Enforcement Measures
– Introduction of robust enforcement measures for consistent child support payments.
2017: Income Verification Enhancements
– Introduction of improved income verification methods for accurate calculations.
2018: Simplified Modification Procedures
– Simplification of child support modification procedures for parents’ convenience.
2019: Responsive to Changing Dynamics
– Consideration of changing family dynamics in child support calculations.
2020: Online Resources Accessibility
– Provision of online resources for parents to manage child support cases.
2021: Ongoing Guidelines Review
– Continuous review and updates of child support guidelines.
2022: Shared Parenting Support
– Promotion of shared parenting arrangements for fair support calculations.
West Virginia’s child support regulations reflect its dedication to children’s well-being and parents’ responsibilities, ensuring equitable and consistent support calculations.
The Bureau of Child Support Enforcement deals with child support payments in the State of Washington as well as establishing paternity and tracking delinquent noncustodial parents.
There are no fees to use BCSE services. Child support payments are made until the child turns 18 or graduates high school, whichever is later. Payments can be extended if the child enrolls in a vocational school.