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Category Archives: Child Support

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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What Happens if Someone Fails to Pay Spousal or Child Support in Maryland?

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In the interest of fairness and equity, a Maryland court can order a person to pay spousal or child support on a periodic basis. These support payments help ensure that a spouse and any minor children are able to survive after a divorce or other type of relationship split. Once a Maryland court issues… Read More »

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Parental Support for Adult Destitute Children in Maryland

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On the topic of child support, almost everyone thinks about minor children. After all, minor children are not able to earn a living or provide for themselves. Consequently, a parent, guardian or custodian must account for the minor child’s well-being. If the child’s parent divorce, then the courts determine not only custody of the… Read More »

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6 Variations of Child Custody Arrangements in Maryland

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Child custody is an important consideration for unmarried parents and divorced couples. If either parent can obtain sole custody, then they have the power to control most aspects of their children’s lives. To understand the boundaries of this legal issue, the following sections will explore six concepts involved in child custody arrangements in Maryland…. Read More »

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Receiving Maryland Child Support via Direct Deposit or EPiC

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Child support is a legal mechanism that ensures both parents contribute to the welfare of their children. During a divorce or custody process, a Maryland court can order one parent to pay child support to the other parent. Generally, the noncustodial parent makes support payments to the custodial parent. This accounts for the additional… Read More »

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