Glen Burnie Child Support Attorney
Protecting Your & Your Child's Best Interests
Maryland has a statutory formula it uses to approach the issue of child support. In order to begin to plan what is best for your child, it is important to learn these guidelines.
The factors the Maryland family court takes into account are:
- Incomes of both parents
- Number of children
- Cost of healthcare and childcare
- Extraordinary medical expenses
- Spousal support being paid/received by each parent
These guidelines were changed in 2010 and are an essential starting point to understanding the child support process. However, that being said, there are also situations where exceptions can be granted.
Each individual child support case is unique; this is where our lawyers come in.
It is vital to confer with a Glen Burnie child support attorney who understands the minutiae of the laws and how they may affect you and your child.
No, you cannot waive child support in Maryland. Under State law, it is the child's right to receive child support. The primary parent responsible cannot dismiss support owed to their child.
Even if a parent does not pay support to the child, the other parent must continue to follow the orders assigned by the Maryland court system including visitation rights.
Why Retain Guidance for Your Case?
The family lawyers at Ward & Co Law are here to provide whatever it is that you need during the child support process, whether that be the evidence to obtain higher or lower payments than the formula recommends or proving paternity and the need for child support in the first place.
We are able to enforce child support payment or bring about contempt for nonpayment.
We can assist in modifying the initial agreement that is reached, or even defend you should you be accused of withholding court-ordered support.
Our family law firm is here to help.
Let the Glen Burnie child support lawyers at Ward & Co Law help. Contact us today!
Trust Our Attorneys As Your Advocate. Call (410) 775-5955!
The messiest parts of divorce are often centered on issues of money and children.
We realize that only gets further complicated and heightened when it comes to ensuring your child has the fair support they need. We are here to help ensure the focus never deviates from the children’s right to financial support and that they are receiving sufficient amounts.
Schedule an initial consultation where we can help you understand the laws that impact child support.
Take the first step towards protecting your child’s well-being when you get in touch with our family law firm today at (410) 775-5955!