When you are a parent, one of your primary responsibilities is to ensure that your children receive the care and support they need. If you and the other parent of your child are divorcing or getting a divorce and you are dealing with child support issues such as paying, receiving, or establishing an initial child support amount or modifying and enforcing an existing child support order, you will need the assistance of a child support attorney.
Guidelines for calculating child support are included in the statutes that govern the state of Maryland, and these are often used to make the determination. The rules are important in ensuring that both you and the other parent of your children have sufficient funds to satisfy your requirements as well as the needs of your children and to provide for them.
At The Law Offices of Thomas Stahl, our child support attorneys will work closely with you to ensure that everything is correctly calculated based on all of the pertinent facts, including the costs of child care and health care for the children. When assessing child support, it may be necessary, depending on the specifics of the case, to diverge from the established criteria. If this is the circumstance surrounding your case, we will provide the court with the evidence required to establish an acceptable amount for child support.
No matter if you are getting a divorce, if you are not married to the other parent of your kid and need to establish child support, or if you need to alter an existing order for child support, our attorneys can assist you with this significant and crucial financial matter. We are seasoned litigators and negotiators who will assist you in resolving your child support dispute in Maryland in the most amicable manner possible, but we will aggressively advocate on your side and the behalf of your children if necessary. Our objective, as well as yours, is to make certain that the help your children require is provided to them.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Child Support In The State Of Maryland
We at The Law Offices of Thomas Stahl are aware that it is of the utmost importance to see to it that your children are provided for appropriately, regardless of whether or not they reside in your home. When you do not live with your child’s other parent, it might be difficult to understand how the financial support of your children should be handled. In the following, we will address some FAQs about child support we receive concerning the legislation governing child support in the state of Maryland.
What Exactly Does “Child Support” Mean?
Child support is a financial responsibility that is shared by both parents and is intended to contribute towards the financial maintenance of a minor kid until that child reaches the age of 18, or until the child reaches the age of 19, if the child is still enrolled in high school.
How Does The Amount Of Child Support Get Calculated In The State Of Maryland?
If the total income of your household in Maryland is less than $30,000 per month (before taxes) as of July 1, 2022, then child support will be determined by the Maryland Child Support Guidelines. The Maryland Child Support Guidelines take into account each parent’s actual income, the cost of work-related child care expenses, extraordinary medical expenses, the cost of health insurance, school. Additionally, the guidelines take into account the amount of time a child spends in the care of each parent.
Is It Possible To Adjust The Amount Of Child Support?
It is always possible to negotiate a new arrangement for child support that takes into account the kid’s changing financial situation as well as what is in the child’s best interests.