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When Does Maryland Deviate From The Child Support Guidelines?

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Maryland family law requires parents to provide necessary support and care to their children. When parents are married or live together, they typically divide child support obligations without court intervention. But for divorced and unmarried parents, the determination of child support obligations usually resides with the Maryland courts. To help ensure that any award… Read More »

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What Is A Medical Support Notice For Maryland Child Support?

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When the Maryland courts impose an obligation to pay child support, that obligation can stretch beyond mere payment. One common aspect of child support in Maryland involves health insurance coverage. When the Maryland courts require a parent to include their child on a health insurance policy, a medical support notice helps to streamline that… Read More »

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Is It A Crime To Fail To Pay Child Support In Maryland?

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Under Maryland family law, child support ensures that minor children have the resources necessary for their physical and emotional well-being. Typically, child support obligations arise out of a court order or a valid agreement between parents. Once this type of obligation is officially recognized, it can be a criminal offense to fail to pay… Read More »

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Is It Possible To Deviate From The Child Support Guidelines In Maryland?

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Maryland family law requires unmarried and divorced parents to pay an appropriate amount of child support. To simplify this process, the Maryland General Assembly created a formula C officially referred to as the child support guidelines C to divide support obligations across both parents. While these guidelines are typically mandatory, there are circumstances that… Read More »

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Dissecting 3 Aspects of Child Support Obligations in Maryland

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When unmarried or divorced people have a child together, Maryland child support laws require each parent to share financial responsibility. Ultimately, the Maryland courts approve child support arrangements between parents, ensuring that any such arrangement serves the best interests of the children involved. The amount of child support each parent pays can change based… Read More »

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Analyzing 4 Common Agreements in Maryland Family Law

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Maryland family law provides for numerous types of legal contracts and agreements between prospective or current spouses and parents. From prospective spouses who enter into a prenuptial agreement to parents who share custody of their children through a joint custody agreement, these contracts can take many different forms. Even though they normally change drastically… Read More »

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What are Natural Guardianship Rights for Maryland Parents?

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Under Maryland family law, natural birth parents have special rights and duties concerning child custody, care, and support. Referred to legally as natural guardians, parents are required to provide adequate care and support to their children. Even if the natural parents never married or completed a divorce, these rights and duties apply nonetheless. Natural… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Address Nonpayment of Spousal or Child Support?

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Under Maryland family law, certain individuals are required to make spousal or child support payments. If such an individual fails to make court-ordered support payments, they can face various consequences under Maryland law, including but not limited to prison time and hefty fines. Penalties for Failure to Pay Spousal Support Maryland Code, Family Law… Read More »

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How Does Maryland Determine Child Support Obligations for Parents?

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The State of Maryland requires all parents to take responsibility for their share of child support obligations. Even if the parents are divorced or never married, they must ensure that their children receive adequate support for shelter, nutrition, medical care, and similar needs. In order to determine a fair and reasonable amount of child… Read More »

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Standard Guidelines for Child Support Obligations in Maryland

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Parents in Maryland have a duty to care for and protect their children, including payment of child support obligations where applicable. But in cases of divorced or separated parents, it can be difficult to estimate how much each parent should pay to support their common children. To help alleviate this problem, Maryland created standardized… Read More »

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