Supporting Your Children Financially Is Important
Making sure your children are financially taken care of is crucial. Families can make these arrangements on their own, or with the help of the courts. Regardless, having a lawyer who shares your best interest is of the utmost importance. The , has worked with clients throughout Maryland for over 30 years.
How Is Child Support Calculated?
Both parents are obligated to support their children. Maryland follows the “income shares model”. This system estimates the amount of money both parents spent on their children when they all lived together. The parent’s combined adjusted actual income, is divided between the parents based on their earnings. Essentially, each parent is assigned an amount of support based on their income. The goal is to make sure the child maintains the lifestyle as they did before there were separate households.
Child support payments and visitation schedules can be created for a set amount of time or agreed upon indefinitely. As time goes on, you may realize that your arrangement is not working the way you had both planned. Whether you lost a job or received a raise, it is possible to modify your existing agreement. Our attorneys take a hands-on approach in order to help you understand your options. We will explain everything, in detail, so you can be prepared.
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At our firm, we treat our clients with care and compassion. We know how difficult family cases can be. However, we also know that transitions are opportunities to make things better. Have an advocate in your corner. Call our office in Columbia today at 410-709-3171 to schedule a consultation. You can also email us. We represent clients throughout Howard County.