Securing appropriate child support levels can help ensure that each parent's household remains financially stable and that your child's needs are being met. Before agreeing to terms regarding child support payments, please speak with an experienced family law attorney. It is critical that your best interests are represented during the determination of child support obligations.
How Maryland Determines Child Support Payment Levels
The state of Maryland uses a formula contained in the state guidelines to determine child support levels. This formula considers several factors, including:
- Incomes of the parents
- Alimony being paid or received
- Health insurance expenses of the children
- Extraordinary medical expenses of the children
- Educational expenses of the children
The goal of crafting an appropriate child support amount is to create financial stability in both parents' households. The courts believe that the best interests of the child are served when both households have the wherewithal to meet the often difficult financial challenges of raising a child.
Decades Of Experience And Commitment To Helping Our Clients Secure A Better Future
At SIEGELLAW, our attorneys have built a reputation for offering superior family law representation during our decades of service to our clients. We understand the issues that matter most to our clients, and we strive to diligently to create real results that help our clients and their children move forward by providing representation that looks comprehensively at the circumstances you are facing.
Attorney Harry B. Siegel is a leader in the Maryland family law community. He is a founder of the Maryland Association for Justice's Family Law Section. His efforts with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) have helped educate the Maryland family law community.
Modifications And Enforcements
When child support levels are not appropriate to your situation or if the paying parent is not fulfilling his or her responsibility, we can help you pursue a modification or enforcement through the contempt power of the court.
Contact The Child Support And Modification Attorneys At SIEGELLAW
When you are confronting divorce or some other family law issue, you need to take steps to ensure that your rights and your future are well-protected by experienced lawyers. Turn to the Howard County family law attorneys of SIEGELLAW for counsel and advocacy with the goal of meeting your goals and making your future brighter. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our Ellicott City office at 410-792-2300 or contact us online.