Making Sure Your Child Receives Sufficient Support
Financial issues are almost always contentiously debated during a divorce. When it comes to child support, however, it is important for all parties to remember that this support is the right of the child, not the parents. Receiving adequate child support is crucial to a child's well-being.
The family law lawyers at Ward Pratz & Associates, P.A., understand that a divorce often causes a reduction in income for at least one party. We will work to make sure that child support payments are sufficient to meet the child's needs without causing undue hardship to either parent. Please contact us to schedule a free consultation with a Glen Burnie child support attorney.
We Are Your Advocates During The Child Support Process
Maryland has a statutory formula to determine child support. These guidelines were modified in 2010, so it is important to understand the new guidelines before you begin the child support process.
Child support determinations are based on factors that include:
- Each parent's income
- The number of children
- The cost of health care and child care
- Any extraordinary medical expenses
- Alimony being paid or received by each parent
In cases involving high-income or low-income parties, exceptions to the guidelines may be granted. Each case is unique, however. It is best to discuss your case with an attorney to learn how the guidelines may affect you. If there are circumstances that may require higher or lower payments, we will need to provide evidence to the court to support your position.
Our lawyers can also assist you with modifications to child support as well as enforcement and contempt for nonpayment. If you have been falsely accused of not paying court-ordered child support, we can help you resolve the problem.
Contact An Annapolis Child Support Modification Attorney
For a free consultation, please call 410-999-1534, 800-265-9810 or contact us online.