Child Support in Maryland | What to Know
February 1st, 2021
Child support is among the most hotly-contested divorce-related issues. If you are looking to obtain child support, or you are looking to modify your child support agreement, please do not hesitate to speak with our knowledgeable Maryland family law attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do Maryland courts calculate child support?
Maryland courts will consider a wide variety of factors when it comes to child support agreements, however, they will primarily consider which spouse was the financially dependent parent over the course of the marriage, and they will also consider your child's needs. For example, if your child has special needs, he or she may require additional financial assistance in your child support agreement. They will also consider you and your spouse's age and health, your yearly incomes, your earning potential, your child custody agreement, and more.
Can I ever change a child support agreement?
In many cases, as long as you can prove that there has been a significant and continuing change in circumstances that warrants a modification to your child support agreement, there is a chance that you may receive a modification. Some situations that may warrant a child support modification include one parent contracting an illness that requires expensive medical treatment, one parent getting a raise/one parent getting demoted, and more. In some cases, when a child is looking to go to college or attend higher education, it may warrant an extension on child support payments as well. If you have any additional questions, give our firm a call today.
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