In many divorces, one parent must make child support payments to continue providing for their children even when not living with them. A family law attorney can analyze the likely outcome of child support in your case and discuss your options with you.
Our team at Haskell & Zimmerman knows the toll a divorce can take, including the financial burdens. We strive to offer our clients excellent service and an understanding of what is going on in their case. We can answer your questions and work for the best possible outcome for your situation.
Maryland has a fairly formulaic method for determining how much child support a parent must pay. It is meant to find the percentage of your income that would go toward caring for your kids if you still lived with your spouse.
To determine child support payments, court will weigh factors from both parents such as income, child care expenses and the cost of medical needs that are not covered by insurance. If one parent is unemployed and has chosen not to seek employment, court will determine his or her potential income.
If your or your ex-spouse’s circumstances change significantly in the future, it may be possible to modify child support orders. We can examine these changes and help you seek modifications for support payments.