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Maryland Family Law Firm Providing Child Support Guidance

At Trevillian Law in Severn, our Maryland lawyers are well-versed in all aspects of child support during divorce or separation as well as post-divorce modifications.

Our team of experienced attorneys is committed to providing honest, trustworthy and professional legal representation in matters of family law while also offering compassionate support to our clients. They take pride in empowering our clients with knowledge, ensuring that they understand their rights and options every step of the way.

Ensuring Fairness In This Important Matter

Whether you would be the parent paying or the parent receiving child support, it can be a sensitive and contentious issue. Our attorneys will explain Maryland law and give you a gauge of the expected level of child support would be in your circumstances.

We can address all facets of this issue, including:

  • Initial determination of child support, including verifying or imputing income
  • Deviations from the state child support guidelines when merited
  • Modifications (upward or downward) of child support
  • Remedies for enforcement of unpaid child support
  • Child support and visitation in paternity cases

Through negotiation, mediation or contested court proceedings, our aim is fair and practical resolution and making sure that the best interests of the children are the foremost consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support

We welcome your questions, such as the FAQs below that many clients ask us.

How is child support determined?

In the state of Maryland, child support is calculated using a predetermined formula set by the Maryland Child Support Guidelines. This formula is used in all cases where the judge is called to make the decision on child support. There are exceptions to the formula in cases where the parties’ combined monthly income is more than $10,000. Your family law attorney can help you navigate the process if you fall into this category.

How do the Maryland Child Support Guidelines work?

Child support in Maryland is calculated based on factors that include the following:

  • The income of each parent
  • How many children are involved
  • Any special needs or expenses related to the children

Child custody arrangements also play a role, as the amount of time each parent spends with the children can impact the support calculation.

Can child support orders be modified?

Yes, under certain circumstances. If there are significant changes in a parent’s financial situation or the needs of the children, a modification may be warranted. Our attorneys can guide you through the process of requesting a modification and advocate for your rights in court.

Can a parent refuse to allow visitation if child support isn’t paid?

No, one parent cannot deny the other parent visitation because they have not paid child support. Child support payments or any lack thereof is completely separate from a parent’s right to see their child.

Let Us Hear From You

As you seek answers regarding child support and other family law issues, turn to our trusted Maryland team for understanding and direction.

At Trevillian Law, our attorneys are committed to being your trusted advocates for your Maryland legal issues. Whether you need assistance with child support, custody or other family law concerns, our team is here to help.

For a free consultation, please contact us at 410-609-9987 or email us. Let our lawyers help protect your rights and navigate your child support case with compassion and dedication.