VADER & Custody X Change: More Accurate Calculations

Use VADER and Custody X Change together

Get the most accurate child support amounts when you combine Custody X Change with VADER.

When VADER asks you for timeshare percentages, don't rely on guesswork or estimates. Instead, use Custody X Change to calculate total parenting time numbers from any custody schedule.

Enter those numbers into the appropriate field in the VADER program for an accurate and fair child support amount based on Virginia's guidelines.

Custody X Change calculates parenting time percentages. Use it together with VADER to have more accurate child support calculations.

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VADER helps family law professionals

VADER helps family law professionals, such as judges, attorneys and mediators, in calculating child support amounts quickly and accurately. It stands for Virginia Attorney's Divorce Electronic Reference, and is a collection of child support worksheets with automatic calculation capabilities.

As a child support calculation tool, VADER can help you be more productive in processing divorce and custody cases. It also allows you to figure other family law calculations, such as equitable distribution and spousal support.

Simply enter the data from your case into VADER's easy-to-navigate data fields and let it calculate child support amounts.  Rather that rely on your own calculations or another software program that may not be reliable, you can use VADER's features to save you time.

The software creates worksheets populated with the raw data you enter from your cases. Simply fill in the appropriate fields and allow the software to make the calculations right on the worksheet. Once you print the worksheets, you can present them to clients or to the court.

Features and benefits of VADER

VADER is used by many professionals throughout the Virginia court system. It is designed to provide family law professionals with accurate child support calculations for a range of cases, from simple to complex.

Some reasons to use VADER software include:

  • Easy data entry
  • Multiple support worksheets
  • Help manual in PDF form
  • Most current Virginia child support guidelines and formulas
  • Compare different custody scenarios
  • Print worksheets

There are 52 worksheets within VADER, including samples that help you learn how to use the automatically calculating worksheets. You can also email for customer support or technical questions.

Your order comes with a CD with the complete system as well as a PDF help manual. You can use VADER with either Windows or Mac, but specify which you need on your order form. Your basic purchase includes a license up to three users, but you can purchase licenses for any additional users.

VADER was created by Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a development company specializing in digital forensics, information technology and information security. Sensei Enterprises, Inc. is based out of Fairfax, Virginia. You can order VADER from the company by downloading an order form from the website and mailing or faxing it in.

VADER requires overnight totals

VADER software requires an overnight total for the non-custodial parent in order to figure out child support, based on the guidelines set by the state of Virginia.

Parenting time is the total overnight time each parent spends with their children. To figure out a correct parenting time totals for Virginia, you must calculate the amount of time each parent spends with the children.

VADER needs an overnight total in order to calculate child support. When clients set up a visitation schedule, it can be tedious and often difficult to calculate a precise overnight total.

This information is combined with data concerning each parent's income and the parenting time credit applies to only joint physical custody cases. Sole custody cases do not qualify for any kind of child credit based on overnights. VADER software asks you to enter overnight totals in order to calculate child support.

Custody X Change calculates parenting time totals

Custody X Change software includes a parenting time calculator that shows exactly how much time each parent has with the children. It can provide this data as total number of hours, days or as a percentage of time annually.

When users set up a parenting time schedule, the software automatically counts up all the full, half and quarter days for the non-residential parent. This accurate parenting time total really helps you get the most out of VADER.

Use Custody X Change to get accurate parenting time totals, because:

  • Parenting time totals are difficult to figure out by hand, because attorneys must add all the quarter, half and full days within a year for the non-residential parent.
  • Figuring parenting time totals adjust every time an attorney changes the schedule.
  • Calculating and re-calculating any change to the schedule is so complex, some attorneys are forced to estimate or guess.
  • Entering parenting time totals calculated from a guess or estimate into the Virginia child support formula means that child support amounts will likely be wrong.

Figuring out child support amounts requires exact numbers, from each parent's income to the amount of credits allowed. Another important number is the parenting time total, or how long each parent is scheduled to be with the children. Correct numbers mean the child support amount is fair and accurate, and Custody X Change delivers accurate totals every time.

Custody X Change calculates parenting time percentages. Use it together with VADER to have more accurate child support calculations.

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Custody X Change calculates parenting time percentages. Use it together with VADER to have more accurate child support calculations.

Calculate Your Parenting Time Now