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Oct Oct 30, 2019

Joint Custody and Sole Custody, what is the difference?

Many have heard the terms “sole custody” and “joint custody”; however often times the meanings and implications of same are misunderstood. Joint custodial arrangements (physical and legal) are certainly more common than sole arrangements and are in most instances preferred by the Courts. In these arrangements, the parties share time with the children and have [...]

Mar Mar 27, 2019

Does Remarriage Affect My Child Support?

During the process of your divorce, any issues regarding child support were decided in your divorce decree, a court-ordered document. However, if your ex-spouse remarries into an improved financial situation, are you still responsible for the same amount of child support? This is a good question. With spousal support, a change in financial circumstances for [...]

Jul Jul 26, 2016

Establishing Paternity in Maryland for a Child Born Out of Wedlock

A child born to a non-married couple is entitled to support from both parents. Establishing paternity in Maryland for a child born out of wedlock is an important step to ensure that your child spends time with both of his or her parents, and that both parents contribute financially to the child’s upbringing. Benefits of [...]

May May 4, 2016

In Maryland, When Does Your Child Support Obligation End?

According to Maryland law, a parent's child support obligation ends at age 18 if the child has graduated from high school, or age 19 if the child is still enrolled in high school. Parents are not obligated by law to pay for post-secondary education costs unless both parents have agreed to do so in a [...]

Aug Aug 31, 2015

What You Should Know about Divorce Decree Modifications

  Whether your divorce was finalized with an agreement or by a court order, you have options after you sign. Divorce modification is more common than most people realize, and can be a relatively painless process with the help of an experienced attorney. You may wish to modify your divorce for any number of reasons; [...]

Feb Feb 11, 2015

Digging Deeper into FAQs About Maryland Child Support

It's been a few months since we focused attention on the issue of child support. In a post back in November, we sought to provide some insight on some of the frequently asked questions about this important facet of family law. Much of what that post focused on had to do with who may be [...]

Nov Nov 7, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions About Maryland Child Support

Maryland parents who are in the middle of a child support payment dispute may have a lot of questions about the state's child support services program. Indeed, the state of Maryland offers a special child support services program to help parents enforce their child support decrees. So what are the most important questions you should [...]

Oct Oct 15, 2014

What are The Must-Know Details of Child Support?

First of all, every parent needs to remember that -- whether he or she is the payer or the recipient of child support -- child support is the legal right of the child. In other words, child support is for the costs associated with a child's upbringing, and it is not for the custodial parent [...]

Oct Oct 9, 2014

How Will Bankruptcy Proceedings Affect Child Support?

Whether a Maryland parent is on the receiving or paying end of child support, a bankruptcy ruling could affect those payments. Depending on one's unique situation and financial circumstances, though, a bankruptcy ruling could affect child support obligations in different ways. For example, what if an ex-spouse declares bankruptcy and tries to say that he [...]

Sep Sep 29, 2014

Child Support is Mandatory

Child support is mandatory in Annapolis, Maryland family law.  The child support guidellines provide a presumptive amount from which it is hard to vary. When most folks think of divorce they immediately think MONEY. How much is this going to cost me? Will I get alimony? How much child support will I be required to [...]

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