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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 [...]

Aug Aug 29, 2014

What Can Happen to a Parent Who is Late on Child Support?

When a Maryland parent responsible for paying child support fails to fulfill his or her payment obligations, the Maryland Child Support Enforcement Administration can take action. The way the administration acts, though, is likely to differ depending on the situation. For example, if the administration sees that the parent is financially unable to meet the [...]

Aug Aug 1, 2014

Jailed Father Who Overpaid Child Support Finally Released

A father, who was imprisoned in a southwest state after technically overpaying his child support, has been released. The man's lawyer announced that he secured his release on July 2 during a standard jail review hearing. Allegedly, the man was imprisoned because he was behind on his child support payments -- due to no fault [...]

Jul Jul 25, 2014

Facebook Used as Evidence in Deadbeat Parent Child Support Cases

These days, Facebook has become a big part of the lives of Maryland residents and others all over the nation. Evidence gleaned from social media websites is even being used to incriminate people. Take the issue of child support, for example. Authorities in different parts of the United States are using evidence from Facebook brags [...]

Jul Jul 11, 2014

Maryland Parents Late on Child Support Could be Incarcerated

Single fathers and mothers in Maryland struggle to pay their child support obligations on time, and most are capable of doing so. However, in some cases, financial troubles may cause a parent to be unable to pay the child support that he or she owes. In such situations, it is vital that parents know they [...]

Jun Jun 19, 2014

Singer Required to Pay More in Monthly Child Support

The singer and actor, Marc Anthony, has been ordered to pay more money in child support to his ex-wife, Dayanara Torres, for the two children they had together. The increase in the singer's child support obligation comes after Torres filed for an increase on the basis of changes in her lifestyle and her need to [...]

Jun Jun 13, 2014

Halle Barry Reaches Child Support Agreement with Gabriel Aubry

A judge recently granted approval for a child support settlement between Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, her ex-boyfriend. The settlement governs the amount of child support Berry will pay to Aubry for living expenses relating to their child, a 6-year-old girl. A Superior Court judge approved the settlement at the end of May. The settlement [...]

May May 8, 2014

Withholding Visitation if No Child Support is Paid in Maryland

May Visitation or access be withheld from a non-custodial parent if that parent fails to pay child support in Maryland? No, not under Maryland law.  The obligation to pay child support is separate and distinct from a parent's right to visitation and access with one's child.  If there is an order to pay child support, [...]

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